Today’s Headlines

  • Judge Denies Motion to Suspend Bike Permit Law (AMNY)
  • RELATED: ‘Parade Without a Permit’ Set for Today (onNYTurf)
  • PlaNYC Said to Include ‘Some Form of Congestion Pricing’ (Sun)
  • Future of Pedicabs Remains Uncertain (Gotham Gazette)
  • Spitzer to Give Ethanol-Free Clean Energy Address (Sun)
  • Governors Island Gondola Still ‘On the Table’ (Curbed)
  • State DOT Says Riders Responsible for LIRR Falls (Newsday)
  • NJ Officials Defend High Speed Motorcades (NYT)
  • RELATED: Why Do Trucks Need to Go 90 MPH? (Newtown Streets)
  • Drive to Russia, Fill Up Your Tank, Drive Back (Bloomberg)
  • somebody

    Quinn likely violated her own parade permit rules:

    http://www.onnyturf.com/articles/read.php?article_id=533

    Because, you know, it was an important issue to her and well, she’s in power so she can do whatever she wants to support her own issues, unlike those out of power without her clout.

    Worst Speaker Ever…Vote Out Quinn

  • ddartley

    I’m forwarding a copy of Schaller’s article to my Council Member and Quinn. Anyone else?

  • Streetsblog missed this headline and story in today’s New York Times:

    “Motorists, Take Note: The Long Island Bike Path Is Complete”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/15/nyregion/nyregionspecial2/15litopic.html

  • … and this article about the bike path from Newsday.

    “State tries to make LI more bike-friendly”

    http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-libike0321,0,1522434.story?track=mostemailedlink

  • Angus Grieve-Smith

    From the NY Times article on Corzine’s speeding motorcade:

    But Mr. Jones, president of the New Jersey State Troopers Fraternal Association, brushed aside criticism of the state’s policy, saying that it until last week it had functioned effectively since 1921.

    He said it was essential for the governor’s drivers to speed and use emergency lights to create a buffer zone between Mr. Corzine’s vehicle and other cars.

    “You can’t allow yourself to be boxed in, paralleled or overtaken,” Mr. Jones said. “That’s Executive Protection 101.”

    So is “speeding can kill people, including your passenger” not covered until Executive Protection 102? And what about “Instead of sticking to rigid rules, you need to adjust the level of protection to the anticipated threat level,” is that only in the higher-level courses?