Today’s Headlines

  • Spot Check: Cops and Delivery Vehicles Are NYC’s Worst Bike Lane Blockers (DNAinfo)
  • City’s East River Ferry Service Debuts — Fares Come Later (Brooklyn Paper, NYT, DNAinfo, NY1)
  • City Room Spent All Day on the Ferry
  • Rochester Residents Tell David Gantt to Get Behind Statewide Complete Streets Law (MTR)
  • Garodnick: Double Traffic Fines for E-Bikes (Post)
  • After Fighting Against Congestion Pricing, Queens Civic Congress Angling for More Bus Service (News)
  • Widow of Slain Sanit Worker Frank Justich Films PSA Asking Queens Drivers to Slow Down (News)
  • Brooklyn Paper Turns CB10’s “General Support” for Bay Ridge Summer Streets Into a Bloodbath
  • It’s Taking the MTA Forever to Get the 181st Street Station Escalators Into Good Shape (NY1)
  • When Countdown Clocks Lay Bare the Secrets of the Subway (2nd Ave Sagas)
  • Early Post-Weiner Horse Race: Quinn’s in the Lead for 2013 Mayoralty (Post)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • carma

    to me, those are not e-bikes.  those are halfway between a small motorized scooter.  and most of these delivery men salmon, ride on sidewalks and are reckless.  i have to agree and say double the fine if found riding recklessly.

    an ebike is like what suzzane has.  thats a beauty of a bike.

  • vnm

    Ben, great headline on the Queens Civic Congress.

  • Larry Littlefield

    “Jim Trent, 65, founder and president of the Queens County Farm Museum, used to hop on the Q79 to get to the museum. But now it requires an arduous 2-mile walk or a pricy car service since he doesn’t own a car.”

    Someone should tell this hipster that his elected officials, presumably reflecting the views of the majority of his neighbors, believe he is not a “real New Yorker.”

    And as a member of his generation who actually worked to create something of lasting value, to children no less, you’d have to say he doesn’t fit in in more ways than one.

    Basically, don’t live beyond walking distance from the subway if you can’t afford or drive a car and can’t ride a bike.

  • Thank you. I love my bike. It’s actually kind of scary how much affection one can have for an inanimate object, but that bike makes me happier than just about any other object in my life. Except maybe for my iPod Touch, but even then I think The Noble Steed wins out  🙂

  • Thank you. I love my bike. It’s actually kind of scary how much affection one can have for an inanimate object, but that bike makes me happier than just about any other object in my life. Except maybe for my iPod Touch, but even then I think The Noble Steed wins out  🙂

  • And support congestion pricing  🙂    The money’s gotta come from *somewhere*.

  • Media Critic

    Why does everything the Brooklyn Paper reports upon have to written up as a battle royale and an enormous controversy, particularly when it comes to livable streets?

    Gersh Kuntzman, the editor of the Brooklyn Paper — or someone over there — seems to believe that his role in the community is to sow division and make Brooklynites angry at one another.

    This Rupert Murdoch-owned publication is an increasingly awful presence in our communities. I wish it would die its death. I’m happy to let real, community-driven, neighborhood-based and issue-oriented blogs do this work.

  • carma

    my friend has the dahon 20″ folding bike.  we nicknamed her “foldy”.  and yes, they become part of the family.

  • carma

    most communities in queens have poor mass transit.  a lot of those really are a nice place to live too.  nice neighbors.  pleasant surroundings.  low crime.  good schools.  but the problem is, you are dependent on your car.

    i would love for some more subways to be built, but we know thats not happening anytime soon.

  • Anonymous

    As I have said before, a distinction really should be made between pedal assisted electric bikes and those electric mopeds where you do not have to pedal. The latter may have their place in urban transportation, but they are not really bikes.

  • MRN

    I don’t see what the public’s interest in doubling fines on e-bikes is. Should anyone have the care to challenge such a law, I can’t see it standing up in court.

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