Today’s Headlines

  • NPR Is Airing a Week-Long Series on Road Safety, With a Big Emphasis on Highways and Rural Roads
  • At Sidewalk Crash in Greenpoint, NYPD Neglects to Check for Victims Under Car (NY Shitty)
  • Daily News Hands Out Awards for NYC’s Best Bike Lanes 
  • Mexico City Commuters Are Leaving Cars at Home to Ride BRT (Atlantic)
  • Bike Advocates: States Can Stretch Their $ Further By Spending on Safety (MTR)
  • Albany, Where "Serving the Public" Means Enriching Yourself (NYT, News)
  • Unlicensed Pedicabs a New Favorite Target for Midtown Police (Post)
  • Transit Psychology: How We Behave on the Subway (Slate)
  • Here’s a New One — Bike Lanes, Muni-Meters Blamed for Cabbies’ Bladder Discomfort (AMNY)
  • The Ethicist: It’s Never Okay to Phone-and-Drive (NYT Mag)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Josh

    I’m confused – was there someone under the car?

  • Omri

    The car landed on top of garbage, and the residents must have been concerned that there might have been someone under there.

    So the residents rifled through the garbage while New York’s finest refrained from soiling their dainty blues.

  • Mexico City Commuters Are Leaving Cars at Home to Ride BRT

    if there’s any evidence to suggest this is true, i’m more than happy enough to believe it.

    is 15% car ownership among BRT riders higher than the car ownership rate among minibus riders?

    who knows? who cares? it doesn’t matter. someone who gets a BRT salary said the system is ‘winning converts’, and therefore, whatever we want to be true must be true.

    besides, world bank, global warming, one of the most polluted cities in the world, and other random facts — right? is there anything else left to say?

    good times.

  • m to the i

    Here a headline hot off the presses of the Mott Haven Herald!

    http://www.motthavenherald.com/2009/11/24/state-won%e2%80%99t-build-new-ramps-on-deegan/

  • Peter Smith, the point of the article is that their BRT route took 3 years to build and now has a ridership of 450,000.

    A new subway line (line 12) will open next year. It has taken 10 years to plan and will get much less ridership.

    American cities seem to think of BRT as an “or”. Its light rail OR BRT. Cities can function very well with BRT, light rail (mexico has one line), heavy rail and commuter rail (mexico city has one new line).