Today’s Headlines

  • TLC Offers Final Approval For 5 Borough Taxi Plan (WSJ, NYT, Post)
  • Lefevre Family Has Day in Court Fighting for Information From NYPD (Voice)
  • Rockaway Residents Fight to Curb Speeding, Want More Traffic Lights (News)
  • Markowitz to Crain’s: I Don’t Hate Bikes
  • Cyclist Donates $40 Million For Brooklyn Bridge Park Velodrome (NYT)
  • West Side Pier to Offer Traffic-Free Site To Learn To Bike (NYT)
  • Judge Tosses Suit Over Free Curbside Space For Megabus (DNAinfo)
  • Senate Appropriations Committee OKs $20M for Gateway Tunnel Planning (WSJ)
  • The Villager Offers More Coverage of Plans for CB 3 Bike Share
  • Station Renovations Continue Along 6 Train in Bronx (BxTimes)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • fj

    Spectacular Spectacular!

    Cyclist Donates $40 Million For Brooklyn Bridege Parke Velodrome (NYT)

  • carma

    hmm..  $40M for a velodrome.

    i can just smell the NBBL creating a new group called the NBBV.

  • Anonymous

    $40M donation for Bklyn Bridge Park velodrome? Meh.

  • fj

    Whether bikes, cars, whatever; basic transportation is not supposed to be an extreme sport; yet sport, and so other many transcendent activities (like art, religion, science, etc.) are basic human necessities; and, years back there used to be velodromes all over the city. 

    Read the NY Times article and you’ll see that the velodrome is only a part of the facility and the current Brooklyn Bridge bike path — with environs work-in-progress — is probably one of the safest and most scenic in the city . . .

    So yes, Spectacular Spectacular!

    And all those with racy extreme sport inclinations, exercise regimens, etc.; bring it on here — and build lots more places for this stuff — off normal public places purposed for basic transportation and the hum drum functionality and wonderful intimacies of daily life.

  • fj

    Five Questions For The Five Biggest Oil Companies As Earnings Season Approaches

    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/04/20/468169/five-questions-for-the-five-biggest-oil-companies-as-earnings-season-approaches/

    Oh yeah, omitted is the question:

    Why is good safe low cost transportation so difficult to achieve?

  • Anonymous

    CNN has picked up the stories of Michelle Matson and Mathieu Lefevre:
    http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/20/health/bicycle-injuries/
    It will be aired this Saturday and Sunday on Sanjay Gupta’s show.

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