Measuring bike safety

We were mentioned in an Our Town article by Michael Garofalo where Ben Kallos commended our efforts on the Bike Safety Report. "Kallos applauded the work of the East 72nd Neighborhood Association, which has released reports grading local restaurants on their bike safety practices, including whether riders wore vests, displayed identification tags or rode e-bikes". Full article. 

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Temporary M15 Local Bus Stop

Due to construction at the Second Avenue M15 local bus stop between 71st & 72nd Streets, the M15 Local Bus stop has been relocated one block north between 72nd & 73rd Streets. 

We have reached out to our contact at DOT to ask for a sign re-directing passengers from the regular M15 Local stop at 71-72 to the temporary stop at 72-73.  

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Bike Delivery Report

In our continuing effort to improve pedestrian safety in the East 72nd Street Neighborhood, our volunteers recently undertook our second survey of commercial bicycle delivery practices to document compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations for restaurant deliveries. 

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Citibikes

The installation of Citibikes docking stations on the Upper East Side has been completed. Crosstown bike lanes have been installed. If you are interested in learning more about this visit CB8 to find out when the next Transportation Committee meeting will be held. 

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Select Bus Stop

We are advocating for an M15 Select Bus Stop at 72nd Street on First and Second Avenues to better serve our Senior residents and those with mobility issues who cannot easily rely on access to the subway or walk the long distance to the closest SBS stops at 68th and 79th Streets. We are continuing to work with NYC Transit and our Elected Officials to get the stop implemented. This issue was covered by Michael Scotto of NY1, see here

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