Today’s Headlines

  • Get Ready for Inane Gas Price Populism From Both Parties (Politico)
  • Technology Hasn’t Ended Ticket-Fixing, Despite Bloomberg’s Claims (Post)
  • Family of Megan Charlop Suing City For Lack of Bike Lane on Crotona Ave (News)
  • Driver Hit and Killed Cyclist Joseph Granati in Gravesend Yesterday Afternoon, No Charges Filed (News)
  • Daily News: Spending Money to Improve PPW Bike Lane Is “Path to Crazytown”
  • SoHo Bike Lanes Full (Or Is That Empty?) of Traffic Violations (Post)
  • Woodhaven BID, Julissa Ferreras Voice Support for Bike-Friendly Business Campaign (News)
  • Eliminate Parking Placards For Judges, Says Daily News
  • Bike Lanes Disdained By Triathletes; Note to WSJ: We Don’t Design Streets For Drag Racers Either
  • RPA Wades Into Labor Fight With Report on Construction Union Givebacks (NYT)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • vnm

    A Hudson Valley Republican has introduced legislation in the Senate to replace the payroll tax in suburban counties with East River bridge tolls.

  • car free nation

    getting my hopes up again…

  • The numbers in that Post article, by the way, show that 160 bikes an hour used the SoHo bike lanes. In the same issue the Post published 5 LTEs about how no one bikes.

  • Our fellow bikers are doing all of cyclists a disservice. This morning just from downtown Brooklyn to SOHO one car ran a red but 17 cyclists did at various intersections along the way! Yikes!

  • Seems lie no charges were filed because the car had a green light according to the report. Is there other information of the crash and death that is not listed in the article that you know of?

  • It appears the bike hit the car, not the other way around.

  • Tomorrow, use a radar gun instead. Then report back.

  • Sorry, Steve O., but I was unaware that the law stated cyclists can run red lights as long as they don’t travel at the speed of a car.

    I’m tired of the whole “cars kill, bikes don’t” being some sort of justification for cyclists breaking the law. A red light-running bike may not inflict the same kind of damage a car does, but it’s still dangerous, it’s still stupid, and it gives law-abiding cyclists like me a bad name.

  • carma

    a red light running cyclist will unlikely cause “serious” harm to others. perhaps himself. the reason b/c opposing traffic, (cars) DO have the right of way.

    with that said, if the article is true about the cyclist being hit by the car b/c the car had the green, then it serves why cyclist DO need to stop at a red light just like all cars do. i doubt the driver that hit the cyclist in brooklyn sustained any physical harm, (perhaps mental). but the cyclist did sustain the ultimate penalty.

  • Chris, I’m not trying to justify anything — just pointing out the double standard.

    Isn’t it funny that people aren’t worried about the bad name that law-breaking motorists give to law-abiding motorists (if there are any)?

  • fdr

    When it gets to the Assembly, will Shelly Silver insist that it needs a message of support from the City Council? That would kill it.


Today’s Headlines

On Transit and the MTA, Cuomo Fails to Distinguish Himself From Rag-Tag Gov Candidates (City Room) PPW Bike Lane Supporters: Be Nice to These People When You Rally on Thursday (News) 800 People Filled Out the PPW Bike Lane Survey Last Week. Have You? (Bklyn Paper) Are Bike Lane Fights New or an NYC Tradition? […]

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UWS Community Board Wants Northbound Protected Bike Lane, And Fast (DNA) Family Mourns Ethan Villavicencio, 7-Year-Old Killed by Driver in Bronx Restaurant (Post) Upper West Siders Kvetch About Bike-Share Stations; Claim They Will Endanger Children (DNA, Post) Staten Island CB 1 Backs Road Diet, Bike Lanes for Clove Road (Advance) Straphangers Campaign Holds Funeral for New Subway Cars, […]

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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) […]

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Zupan: Bike-Share Will Be Great (RPA); Op-Doc: “I’m So Terribly Excited” for Bike-Share (NYT) Post Finds Anti-Bike-Share Ally: Firefighters’ Union Chief Says It’s Hard to Drive Around NYC Daily News and DNA Examine Bike-Share and Hasidic W’Burg; WSJ Was on It a Year Ago NYPD Traffic Cop Fears Bike-Share Crashes; Wrongly Says “You Have to […]

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NYC Budget Office: Surprise! The Yankee Stadium Parking Scandal Is a Disaster (IBO) It’s Not Just Bike Lanes: Anthony Weiner Promises to Tear Out Boro Taxis on Day One (CapNY) Tribeca CB Committee Likes Bike Plan, Except Short On-Sidewalk Route to Avoid Cobblestones (DNA) Meanwhile, in Dumbo: Test the Bike-Friendly Cobblestone Options DOT Is Considering […]

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Cowardly Senate Dems Stick to Script, Bash MTA for "Scaring People" About Service Cuts (AMNY) Carl Kruger on Transit Funding Debacle: MTA’s Fault (SAS, Politicker) Michael Daly on Bedford Bike Lane Removal: Shameful Political Deal Puts Lives at Risk (News) City Hall Doesn’t Deny That Bike Lane Erasure Was All About Votes (WNYC) Brooklyn Climate […]