News and Updates

Walk Safe with a Doc

Friday, September 25th from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Stony Brook Cancer Center's Mobile Mammography Van will join us on Health & Safety Day

on September 20th in Babylon Village

Registration for the van is required. Call (631) 638-4135

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Health & Safety Day

Sunday, September 20 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

 

Join the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety and the

Long Island Health Collaborative for Health & Safety Day in Babylon Village!

This event is free and open to the public.


Start the day with a Walk with a Doc, led by Dr. Puneet Gandotra of Northwell Health’s Southside Cardiology. Walk with a Doc is an international walking program with the mission of inspiring communities through movement and conversation. We will meet at the Nathaniel Conklin House in Babylon Village at 1 p.m. Dr. Gandotra will give a brief health talk before he leads us on a one-hour walk.


Walk around the lake and through the streets of Babylon Village to end up at the Conklin House. Along the way, learn some rules of the road to keep pedestrians safe as they walk and the mobile mammography van when the walk finishes at the Conklin House. Stay and enjoy family yoga hosted by Babylon Village at 4 pm!


This event will kick off Long Island Mobility Week, a week-long celebration where villages, towns, cities, counties and other organizations are invited to showcase their commitment to clean and sustainable transportation options. Don’t miss out on a day of fun in beautiful Babylon Village.

 

Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced.

 

This event is subject to cancellation based on current NYS guidance.

Email info@lihealthcollab.org or call 631-257-6964 with any questions.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo earlier this month announced the completion of a pair of projects that enhance pedestrian safety and improved accessibility at crosswalks and intersections across Long Island. The completed projects include the first phase of Governor Cuomo's groundbreaking Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, which upgraded 225 uncontrolled crosswalk locations, created nearly two-dozen additional crosswalks, and added new traffic signals and signs at various locations in Nassau and Suffolk counties. A second safety project installed 292 wheelchair accessible ramps for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, added new crosswalks at 10 additional intersections, and installed new crosswalk buttons and pedestrian signals at another 39 sites.

Virtual Town Hall: Pedestrian Safety on Long Island 

 

New York Coalition for Transportation Safety Facebook Live

Tuesday, August 4th from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

POSTPONED

City & State NY School Bus Safety Forum

New York, NY 12/03/2019

New York Coalition for Transportation Safety Executive Director, Cindy Brown, took part in a panel, Stop-Arm Cameras: The Key to Slowing Down Illegal Bus Passes. 

"According to a recent study, over 50,000 drivers across New York State illegally pass a stopped school bus every day. This sobering statistic highlights the real risk students face and a nightmare for parents. Recent legislation passed in Albany allows school districts and municipalities to adopt stop-arm camera enforcement programs to identify, track and fine motorists that illegally pass stopped school buses during drop-off and pick-up. The New York City Council has proposed legislation that would require every school bus in the city to be equipped with stop-arm cameras."

 

Panelists discussed this proposal and the potential for it to dramatically improve the safety of the hundreds of thousands of children who rely on school buses to get to school and back home each day.