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

Cuomo’s Big Subway Reveal: Countdown Clocks, Wi-Fi, Contactless Fares (Politico, WNYC, NY1) Ben Kabak: That’s It? The Governor Has an Expensive Transportation Wishlist (NYT) And No Way to Pay For It (NYSlant) Can the Port Authority Afford Its Share of Cuomo’s Penn Station Overhaul? (WSJ) Drivers Hit and Kill Man in Brownsville, One Flees Scene (Post) Advocates to […]

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

Brodsky: London Congestion Fee Hikes Will Happen Here Too (Sun) Pricing Opponents Skeptical of Parking Permit Plans (Post) More on London’s Bike Transformation (Guardian) Bike Sharing Coming to Tucson? (Tucson Citizen via Bike Commute Tips) Quinn Debuts Ferry System Proposal in State of the City (Newsday) Spitzer: Moynihan Station Will Proceed Despite Shortfall (Sun, AP) […]

Streetfilms: Bike Co-ops in Los Angeles

On his recent west coast tour, Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson visited three bustling Los Angeles bike repair co-ops: Bike Oven, Bikerowave, and their progenitor, Bike Kitchen. Despite its reputation as ground zero for car congestion, the sprawling City of Angels clearly sports a robust bike scene. Writes Clarence: I don’t know if there is an official […]

Today’s Headlines

Anthony Weiner Just Joking About “Tearing Out Your [Expletive] Bike Lanes” (Grist) DOT Scuttles Plans for Lafayette Ave Bike Lane, Which Once Had Strong Community Support (Post) News, Post Reprint NBBL Arguments, Accuse DOT of Funny Math on PPW The New Yorker Hops on the Anti-Bike High Horse; Naparstek Responds The New York Times and Gothamist Head […]