Today’s Headlines

  • Why Congestion Pricing Benefits Poor Communities (Metro)
  • The Post Tries to Have It Both Ways on Pricing
  • Entering London’s Congestion Zone Now Costs $394 for Some Trucks (Bloomberg)
  • New Subway Security Measures to Include Rifles, Dogs (AM, 2nd Ave Sagas)
  • Fare Hike Leads Straphangers to Economize on MetroCard Use (AM)
  • Ferry Commuters Bemoan Water Taxi Service Cuts (Brooklyn Paper)
  • Wife Attacks Husband With Car (News, AP)
  • DKNY Marketing Campaign ‘Borrows’ Ghost Bike Imagery (Bike Blog)
  • Ticker-Tape on Broadway Tomorrow (Post)
  • JF

    The Metro op-ed in favor of congestion pricing by Mark-Viverito has already swayed one Queens blogger. If she’s the one to introduce the bill to the city council, that would send an important message.

  • Larry Littlefield

    Funny that they are doing it now. NY Magazine has an article on the early 1990s recession.

    What the article doesn’t talk about, probably because most of the readers don’t rely on public services, is the effect the recession had on them.

    The practice of borrowing massively for ongoing normal replacement dates to those days, after 15 years of responsible budgeting in the wake of the fiscal crisis. Pataki, Giuliani etc. kept the practice going even during boom years.

    The state’s decision to cut aid to the city’s schools while increasing it for the rest of the state drove a generation of middle class parents out of the city, and undid the schools’ 1980s recovery leaving them nearly as bad off as at the nadir of the fiscal crisis.

    Cuts in parks and recreation set off the policy of only having decent parks in places where revenues pay for them.


    The related article on surviving the recession does mention walking or biking instead of taking a taxi. Taxi? Only rich people take taxis.

  • Jonathan

    Larry, the NY Mag article didn’t mention the city’s bike-helmet giveaway, if it’s still going on. As for taxis, Your “only rich people take taxis” line contrasts with Doc B’s assertion last week that taxis are

    the one kind of car that every New Yorker can occasionally make use of.

    Myself, I think people take taxis because bus service is so underwhelming.

  • Braddy

    What happens when the orange DKNY bikes become stripped, rusted frames?

  • Jonathan

    Presumably DOT will get the advertiser to remove them or pay a fine; if stickers on the sidewalk are illegal, I don’t see why these orange boat anchors wouldn’t be.


Today’s Headlines

Congestion Mitigation Commission Will Probably Recommend Pricing (NYT, AP) Bush Admin Cut Pro-Transit Section From National Report (NCI, via Planetizen) Fashion Designer Stripped of Corrections Dept. Parking Placard (Post) Daily News Previews Next Week’s Neighborhood Parking Workshops in Queens MTA: Bus Lines Attracting Riders With Better, More Reliable Service (NY1) NY1 Takes a Look at […]

Today’s Headlines

Commission to Unveil Final Congestion Pricing Plan Today… (Post, Sun, AP) …Assembly Dems Don’t Like Proposal, But ‘They Can Be Dealt With’ (News, NYT) Budget Constraints Will Slow, Not Stop, Major MTA Projects (AM) Public Park May Take Shape at Fulton Street During Transit Center Delays (News) NYC Transit: Concrete Station Floors Get Much Dirtier […]

Today’s Headlines

Albany Reaches Budget Deal, Will Slash Education and Health, Cut Taxes on Rich (NYT, CapTon) Bloomberg Opposes Car-Free Parks, Claims Congestion Will Worsen (NY1) Schumer Speaks on PPW Bike Lane: “I Am Not Commenting. I Am Not Commenting.” (NYT) Hit Piece on PPW Bike Lane Fits Right In On Wall Street Journal Opinion Pages Bus Driver […]

Uber Makes the Case for NYC Cyclists to Download Lyft

It’s hard to make livable streets advocates take the same side of an issue as the taxi medallion industry, but Uber’s general manager in New York, Josh Mohrer, is giving it his best shot. In a Q&A with Kevin Roose about Uber’s clash with City Hall, Mohrer completely flubbed his chance to make a pitch for […]

Today’s Headlines

I Love Paris on a Bus, a Bike, a Train and in Anything but a Car (NYT) State Legislature Back in Albany Today to Vote on Pricing Deal (Newsday) Q-Poll: Congestion Pricing Bad but a Fare Hike is Worse (Daily Politics) Exhaust Fumes Linked to a Rise in Heart Disease (Guardian) Fare Hike Looming: MTA […]

Today’s Headlines

NYT Looks at How Congestion Pricing Works in London and Other Cities Chicago Outlaws Dooring (Tribune via Bike Blog) MTA Raises Tolls on Bridges and Tunnels (Newsday, NY1) 125th Street Rezoning Puts Limits on Bank Branches (City Room) Police Car Hits, Kills Pedestrian in Brooklyn (News, Post) Ex-Cop Gets One Year for Fatal DWI Crash […]