Today’s Headlines

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  • Larry Littlefield

    Drivers outraged that the city made them move their cars to get out of the way of plows or sweepers for alternate side, even though no plows or sweepers were operating.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/city_drivers_blind_sided_nYb95G1nnJXBUDdJHSwOJK

    Automated camera enforcement for alternate side and similar regulations, based on cameras on the front of plows and sweepers, is the best idea I’ve heard for a long time.

    In fairness to the media as to all those stories about parking, if you absolutely must have a car in NYC or happen to have one because you once felt you needed it, parking IS an obsession. If you are a fortunate person, it is one of the worst things in your life.

    It was great being able to just leave the thing there a few weeks while I got around by bike. And knowing the number of spaces is down because of snow piles, I rushed home yesterday to make sure I could get a legal space (got one a few blocks away).

  • The alternate side parking coverage from New York’s media is laughably idiotic.

  • J

    If the Daily News is claiming victory, than we can put the issue to rest simply by adding back a few parking spaces. That is fine by me.

  • re: “Boerum Hill Association Would Welcome a 20 MPH Zone (Bklyn Paper)”

    A 20-mph speed limit is a simple low-cost design change highly effective improving quality-of-life and most importantly, safety, to rapidly reduce the extreme dangers that automobiles present on public streets and the resultant monopolies; clearing the way for much more practical mobility solutions.

  • Marco

    So, this seems like as good of a place as anywhere to post this, but I wanted to thank the pair of cyclists who stopped at the red on Sunday at 91st and Riverside. I don’t know if they read this blog, but the matter-of-factly respectful cyclist->pedestrian behavior that they exhibited changes *everything*.

  • Daily News: “Markowitz initially denied that Scissura had represented him – then claimed, when presented with contradicting documents, that the law applies only to lawyers working for the city as attorneys, not as chiefs of staffs.”

    And Marty doesn’t “believe a word coming out of” DOT?

  • dporpentine

    From now on, I’m only going to refer to him as “disgraced Borough President Marty Markowitz.”

  • J

    Brooklyn Eagle reports on Pro-Bike, pro-safety backlash:

    http://www.brooklyneagle.com/categories/category.php?category_id=27&id=41189

  • tom

    It’s a chicken-sh*t charge by an agency of the City that uses self-incrimination to stay in business, and was caught using the fine $$$ to party down. Ever see that in the news?

  • Bringing back pollution-free bicycles as a key means of transportation is a path we must take http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2010/04/113_47577.html

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