Mayor de Blasio's executive budget, released yesterday, adds $300 million for street reconstruction over 10 years. The funding will expand the construction pipeline for Vision Zero projects. But the executive budget includes nothing to expand the bike-share system.
The Republican contest to go up against Mayor Bill de Blasio is barely underway and candidates are already competing for who can stake out the most retrograde positions on streets and transportation policy.
Mayor de Blasio did not add funds for discount transit fares for low-income New Yorkers in his executive budget, released yesterday. The "Fair Fares" coalition has called on City Hall to fund half-priced MetroCards for the 800,000 New Yorkers living in poverty.
Police and city planners in Sacramento have come under scrutiny in the weeks since police were caught on tape assaulting Nandi Cain, Jr., a black man, during a jaywalking stop. Cain, who was legally using an unmarked crosswalk, has since filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city. Now, reporters are looking into why there are so few marked crosswalks in one of Sacramento's poorest areas.
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Some streetscape improvements are planned for the Bronx portion of the route. The biggest changes are proposed for 161st Street, where DOT would widen sidewalks and limit eastbound traffic in the tunnel under the Grand Concourse to buses.