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TSTC Dangerous Roads Report: NYC Must Fund Vision Zero Street Redesigns

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The latest pedestrian fatality report from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign finds that New York City’s widest and most heavily-traveled streets continue to be the most dangerous for walking. TSTC’s “Most Dangerous Roads for Walking” report ranks streets in terms of total pedestrian fatalities from 2011 to 2013, based on data from the National Highway Traffic […]

Today’s Headlines

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Weinshall Points to the Future (TSTC) New Traffic Plan In Times Square Favors Pedestrians (NY1) Borough President Scott Stringer’s Transpo Policy Speech (YouTube) Answers to City’s Traffic Woes Could Arrive Via Bogotá (NY Sun) Talking Heads’ David Byrne Bikes for Beep (NY Mag) Biking With Penalosa and Byrne to the Conference (Eckerson) Burden Claims Jane […]

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Gridlock Expected During UN General Assembly (1010 WINS) Gore’s climate-policy speech at NYU (Grist) Beijing To Ban Cars At 2008 Olympics (Planetizen) Ratner Can Do Better on Traffic, Transit (TSTC) The Driveways That Ate the Parking Spaces (NYT) Stop Reckless Bicyclists (NYT Letters) The Problems of Neighborhood Traffic: The Neighborhood View (TSTC) 43,443 Road Dead. […]

Today’s Non-Primary Headlines

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Bloomberg Gets in on the Jay Walder Compensation Antics, Prompting Brodsky Lecture (NYT) In NYC, Biking to School Is Not a Crime; In Fact, Some Schools Are Into It (City Room) Obama Admin Proposes New Fuel Efficiency Rules (NYT, Streetsblog Capitol Hill) In Dutchess County They’re Dying to See East River Bridge Tolls (Poughkeepsie Journal) […]

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Bush Splits With Congress and States on Emissions (NYT) Related: EPA Revives California Emissions Rule (NYT) Motorists Celebrate Feast of Free Parking (NYT) Police Look to Mirror to Find Hit-and-Run Killer (Post) DOT: Roosevelt Island Pedestrian Egress Would Impede Auto Traffic (Sun) State Budget Is ‘Earth Friendly’ (Newsday) TSTC Praises NJ Transportation Plan (AMNY) Taxi […]

TSTC: Downstate Roads Rank Poorly for Senior Pedestrian Safety

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Just days after 81-year-old Luis Ruiz was fatally struck by two drivers on Rockaway Parkway in Canarsie, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign has released a report showing that his death is not an aberration. Between 2008 and 2010, 435 pedestrians aged 60 or older were killed in collisions with cars in New Jersey, Connecticut and downstate […]