Janette Sadik-Khan

City officials announce new pay-by-phone parking program
City officials announce new pay-by-phone parking program
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 12/26/2013 at 4:18PM

City residents can soon pay for parking on-the-go, officials said Thursday. Motorists will be able to pay for parking via cell phone and also online at all 14,000 city parking meters, taking away the need to place paper receipts on dashboards. The Department of Transportation (DOT), NYPD and Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the new program [...]

Op-ed: The spirit of giving
News Op-Ed 12/08/2013 at 2:37PM

COUNCILMEMBER JULISSA FERRERAS Every year, the holiday day season gives us an extra special opportunity to reflect upon our blessings and take time to give back to those we love. With Chanukah just ending and Christmas and Kwanzaa fast approaching, it’s clear that the spirit of giving is already in the air – almost everywhere [...]

Queens kids walk to ‘Beat the Street’ in worldwide competition
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 11/01/2013 at 3:34PM

Queens kids are hitting the pavement and “beating the street” in a worldwide competition. Ozone Park’s J.H.S. 210 is participating in the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Education (DOE) competition, “Beat the Street,” in which local students log walking trips to and from school and compete against youth from around the world. “The [...]

Speed cameras to go into effect near city schools September 9
Speed cameras to go into effect near city schools September 9
Top Stories Denise Romano 8/26/2013 at 5:52PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan have announced that the speed camera pilot program would roll out at yet-to-be-determined locations near schools citywide beginning the first day of school, Monday, September 9. The law allows the city to install speed cameras at 20 locations within a quarter mile of schools in [...]

State lawmakers approve speed cameras near NYC schools
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/24/2013 at 3:12PM

The New York State Legislature passed a bill over the weekend allowing for the installation of speed cameras near 20 schools with documented speeding issues. Drivers caught speeding by the cameras will face $50 fines. “The Legislature has clearly stated that the streets around our schools should be safe havens, not speed traps. Speed cameras [...]

City Council passes resolution calling for speed cameras
City Council passes resolution calling for speed cameras
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 3/20/2013 at 4:59PM

Local lawmakers are telling drivers to slow down. On Wednesday, March 20, the City Council approved a resolution calling on the state Legislature to pass a law allowing New York City to set up a speed camera pilot program. It would test 20 to 40 speed cameras installed at high-risk locations across the city for [...]

DOT’s ‘LOOK!’ campaign gets mixed reviews
DOT’s ‘LOOK!’ campaign gets mixed reviews
News Alexa Altman 9/25/2012 at 2:07PM

A newly-launched Department of Transportation (DOT) campaign urges drivers and pedestrians to keep their peepers on the street. The first in a series of safety initiatives, the LOOK! campaign highlights the importance of vigilance on the road by establishing pavement markings depicting the word “LOOK.” Each insignia features eyes drawn into the Os, staring in [...]

City installs Slow Zones in Queens
City installs Slow Zones in Queens
News Billy Rennison 7/11/2012 at 2:51PM

New Neighborhood Slow Zones in four Queens communities will give pedestrians a break as the city applies the brakes to speeding drivers. The slow zone program reduces speed limits from 30 mph to 20 mph in designated residential neighborhoods while also adding safety measures such as speed bumps. A pedestrian has a 95 percent chance [...]

Five Boro Bike Tour to close streets throughout Queens on Sunday
Five Boro Bike Tour to close streets throughout Queens on Sunday
News Billy Rennison 5/04/2012 at 4:56PM

The Five Boro Bike Tour, America’s largest cycling event, will pedal through each borough this Sunday. “The Five Boro Bike Tour and Bike Month activities are the perfect way to explore the city by bike,” said Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan. “Our growing bike network makes getting around easy, safe and fun.” The 40 mile tour [...]

Pedestrian countdown signals saves lives on Queens Boulevard
News Alexa Altman 1/24/2012 at 5:16PM

Bye-bye “Boulevard of Death.” Sixty-six intersections along Queens Boulevard have acquired pedestrian countdown signals (PCS), the latest safety improvement made by the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) throughout the borough. These fixtures, among over 2,100 new countdown signals installed in Queens in 2011, inform walkers of how much time is left before the [...]