Perhaps I did a little foreshadowing in my previous post on which site would be chosen for the August Site of the Month. The selection for this month is The New York City Streets Renaissance. The NYCSR is a “coalition of community groups, elected officials, business leaders, and concerned citizens from across the five boroughs who are working together to bring long-overdue, common sense improvements to our neighborhood streets.” Their website is full of very valuable information, including the Streets Blog. My favorite part of the site is their video gallery. The videos are outstanding! Much credit goes to Clarence Eckerson Jr. for producing the videos. The videos, while mainly focused on New York City issues, are applicable to just about every city or town.
We certainly hope that NYCSR is successful in making NYC more pedestrian and bike friendly. It’s quite a tragedy when the most densely populated city in America with perhaps the most pedestrian-generating activity centers is also one the most dangerous for bikes and peds! Hopefully Mayor Bloomberg and the NYCDOT can take a cue from Enrique PeÃ±alosa.
The New York City Streets Renaissance will be considered for the 2006 Walkable Neighborhoods Website of the Year award, along with the past and future recipients of the monthly awards.