Today’s Headlines

  • Gov to Nominate Jay Walder for MTA Top Spot Today (News, Post, NY1)
  • Family and Friends Mourn Miguel Colon, Victim of Crazed Driver (NYT, News)
  • TA Report: Deadly Driving on the Rise as NYPD Fails to Enforce Traffic Laws (News)
  • Here’s a Story on the NYC Bike Lane Boom, Written By a Cyclist (Bklyn Eagle)
  • Is Light Rail the Right Transit Mode for America’s Metro Areas? (Citiwire)
  • Envisioning a Rail System for Central Ohio (Xing Columbus via Streetsblog.net)
  • New Orleans Considers Tearing Down Claiborne Expressway (Times-Pic via Planetizen)
  • NYC Renames a Block of Hudson Street After Jane Jacobs (City Room)
  • Bastille Day on Smith Street: Lots of Car-Free Pics Here (Pardon Me for Asking)
  • The Problem(s) With Your Standard Signalized Intersection (How We Drive)

More headlines over at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Kudos to Transportation Alternatives for getting some cold, hard numbers out there. It’s about time we had an office of road safety considering nearly one hundred pedestrians are killed and thousands more injured every year on our streets. Commuting shouldn’t be dangerous, and until drivers’ fully take note of people on the street… we need MAJOR enforcement. I’m sure the vehicular danger stats are gonna be frightening, but so is crossing the street nowadays.

  • Larry Littlefield
  • FWIW, here’s my take on Walder. I like this appointment. Sticking a transit expert into the chair position instead of politically-connected real estate mogul is a step in right direction for the MTA.