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

NY1 Credits PPW Bike Lane Foes for Safer Grand Army Plaza; WNYC Notes Dropped Plaza Street Plans Linda Cohen, 55, in Coma After Being Struck by Cyclist in Prospect Park (Walk in the Park, Gothamist) East Harlem Businesses Say Community-Backed Bike Lanes Will Worsen Congestion, Asthma (DNAinfo) More on Plans for Parking-Protected Hudson Street Lane […]

Today’s Headlines

Anthony Weiner Just Joking About “Tearing Out Your [Expletive] Bike Lanes” (Grist) DOT Scuttles Plans for Lafayette Ave Bike Lane, Which Once Had Strong Community Support (Post) News, Post Reprint NBBL Arguments, Accuse DOT of Funny Math on PPW The New Yorker Hops on the Anti-Bike High Horse; Naparstek Responds The New York Times and Gothamist Head […]

Today’s Headlines

MTA Pledges Action to Speed Up Buses, But Will It Be Enough? (NY1) Charles Moerdler Has No Confidence in Judlau Contracting Not to Botch L Train Rehab (AMNY) East Side Access Reportedly Becoming Even More of a Boondoggle (NY1) Don’t Count on the Cortlandt Street Subway Station to Reopen on Schedule (AMNY) MTA Construction Chief Is […]

Today’s Headlines

Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed City Island Cyclist Charged With Manslaughter, Homicide (News, DNA) Cyclist Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver on Victory Boulevard Last Week (Advance) The Daily News Is Not Impressed By the MTA’s Supposed Leaders Kimmelman Relieved de Blasio Has Decided to Improve, Not Remove, Times Square (NYT) More Coverage of DOT’s Bike Lane Announcement (AMNY, News, Post, […]

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Bike-Share Headlines: Bike-Share Debuts, Giving New Yorkers a New Transit Option (NYT, AP, WSJ, News) In First Six Hours, Bike-Share Logged 6,050 Trips, 13,768 Miles, And Totaled 16,463 Members (Citi Bike) Daily News Reporter (No, Not That One) Loves Citi Bike, Cuts His Commute Time by More Than Half Times Reporters Test Bike-Share and Find It’s Competitive With […]

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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 […]