Four Manhattan community boards have now endorsed advocates' concept for better-protected intersections.
For mobility-impaired New Yorkers, riding the subway can be impossible. Only 110 of the system's 472 stations have stair-free access, and even at those stations, elevators don't serve every platform and are often out of commission, with little or no public notice.
Obstacles abound for local groups that want their own Play Streets. For instance, the city won't approve Play Streets without the blessing of the local police precinct and the local community board -- which is apt to be more concerned with keeping drivers happy than giving kids room to play.
The city has started work on its first BRT route, which could be the beginning of an 80-mile network.
De Blasio Notes Cuomo’s Screwy Transpo Priorities, Gov’s Flacks Lose It (Politico, @2AS, News) Assembly Member Robert Carroll: Enact Road Pricing and Shift BQX Budget to the MTA (Eagle) New Yorkers Say State and City Should Boost MTA Funding (WSJ — Paywall) Straphangers Vent to WNYC About Their Subway Commutes News Endorses Rail Reactivation on Rockaway Beach […]
DOT's reconfiguration of Broadway near Madison Square Park is almost complete. Streetsblog reader Hilda Cohen shared this bird's-eye view of pedestrian-priority block.