Spring 2005, p.16

Safe Streets
The Central Harlem Senior Citizenís Coalition

This was the first of three workshops to re-design 135th Street to make it safer for seniors, the disabled and all street users. After a discussion of general transportation issues a group including ten seniors from the Central Harlem Senior Citizenís Coalition, Roberta Washington Architects and Transportation Alternatives staff went on a walking tour. The goal of the first workshop was to identify real-world problems on the streets and sidewalks and proposing solutions. The second workshop will illustrate and prioritize solutions. In the final session the group will present the workshop findings to a larger group of seniors and key transportation decision makers and to call for implementation of the identified solutions.

The group begins at Kennedy Senior Center. Making observations at Lenox and 135th.
The group begins at Kennedy Senior Center. Making observations at Lenox and 135th.
 
Walking between intersections. Documenting problem areas on the street.
Walking between intersections. Documenting problem areas on the street.
 
Finishing the tour on Madison Avenue. Problem and solution discussion begins.
Finishing the tour on Madison Avenue. Problem and solution discussion begins.

 

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