Today’s Headlines

  • No Mention of Separated Bus Lanes as MTA and DOT Pitch BRT to Manhattan CB1 (Downtown Exp)
  • Bring on the Protected Bike Lanes for the East Side (Our Town)
  • DOT Presents Package of Changes for White Plains Road to Bronx CB12 (News)
  • Villager Calls for Safer Bike Lanes After Parks Truck Severely Injures Shami Chaikin in 8th Ave Lane
  • MADD Puts Pressure on Shelly to Pass Leandra’s Law (News)
  • To Protect Bus Drivers, NYCT Will Test Out Plastic Partitions (News)
  • Manhattan CB7 Spends 35 Minutes Debating Aesthetics of Bike Racks (West Side Indy)
  • Now That East River Plaza Has Landed, NYers Can Finally Buy Mayonnaise By the Gallon (NY1, Post)
  • NYC Street Designs Are Getting Safer; When Will Traffic Enforcement Catch Up? (Bklyn Eagle)
  • Mayor Boris Tells Cyclists to Ride Safely, Weeks After Disbanding Truck Safety Program (BikeRadar)

More headlines at Streetsblog Cap Hill

  • Larry Littlefield

    Anyone wonder why unemployment is 10.2% with all that stimulus spending, paid for by federal debt that will depress our childrens’ standard of living for decades?

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aN1mKmvVAZp4&pos=1

    “The trade deficit in the U.S. widened in September by the most in a decade, reflecting rising demand for imported oil and automobiles as the economy rebounded from the worst recession since the 1930s.”

    Just what we need. I didn’t see that in the campaign commercials.

  • Larry Littlefield

    Came across this good news people might be interested in.

    http://boston.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/2009/10/26/daily24.html?s=industry&i=logistics_transportation

    “The D.C. to Boston corridor was Amtrak’s least subsidized route in fiscal year 2008, according to a study by Pew Charitable Trusts. That Northeast corridor carried the highest passenger volume — totaling nearly 10.9 million people — among the train operator’s 44 routes.”

    “The Northeast corridor’s high-speed Acela Express, one of only three Amtrak lines to turn a profit, made an average of $41 per passenger. In comparison, the heavily utilized Northeast Regional lost nearly $5 per passenger.”

  • The East Side desperately needs protected bike lanes on 1st and 2nd Aves. If they don’t happen as part of the BRT/SBS buildout — and they’re not shown in that rendering — will they ever happen?

  • Second avenue is kind of a mess right now with the SAS construction. There are lane closures and some sidewalks have been reduced. Any future BRT/bike lane build out probably won’t be fully complete until more of that construction moves underground in the year 3000.

  • Insider

    The 2AS is having mulitiple construction problems unkown to the public. The contractors on the job are in way over their heads. Don’t look for a completion before 2020, if that. The MTA engineers on the job are equally in over their heads.

  • From the Post article:

    Now, if only Costco sold storage space . . .

    I’ve got a great idea for a business! Local storage space for groceries for apartment dwellers. I could pre-order a lot of the things that people buy most often, in convenient sizes that they can carry home, and even have a delivery service for people who can’t carry things! Of course I’d have to charge a premium to cover my costs plus a small profit.

    Now I just have to come up with a name for my grocery storage service…

  • J:Lai

    Hey cap’n, maybe you can call it fresh direct?

  • The 2AS is having mulitiple construction problems unkown to the public. The contractors on the job are in way over their heads. Don’t look for a completion before 2020, if that. The MTA engineers on the job are equally in over their heads.

    How about some more details, Insider? Comments such as that do little to help anyone understand what’s going on. Feel free to contact me at my site on the SAS as well. I’d love to hear more.

  • And Maybe Ben could also follow-up with “Insider” as well since he should have a valid email address for him