Today’s Headlines

  • Audit Ordered by Cuomo and Christie Finds Port Authority Must Raise Tolls (Reuters, TransNat)
  • Cuomo Puts Lipstick on a Pig (LoHud, TransNatNYT)
  • Meet the New Boss, Etc.: Frank Seddio Installed as Brooklyn Dem Leader (News, Bklyn Paper)
  • More “LOOK!” Coverage: CapNY, ObserverNews, Gothamist; Times: Traffic Casualties All in Good Fun
  • Case of Postal Worker Who Killed Marilyn Dershowitz Goes to Jury (DNA)
  • Three Hurt in NYPD Crash in Bed-Stuy (DNA); Four Hurt in Brooklyn School Bus Collision (News)
  • Victim of Hit-and-Run Central Park Cyclist Reaches Out to Daily News
  • Post Editorial Writers Would Have Readers Think Cyclists Cause Most Car-on-Bike Crashes
  • When a School Rezoning Puts Children at Mortal Risk, Your Transportation System Is Broken (DNA)
  • EDC Looking for Ideas on Downtown Manhattan Waterfront Rehab (DNA)
  • Driving School Owners Plead to Helping Applicants Cheat on NY Commercial License Test (NYT)
  • Tony Avella Calls for Shelly Silver to Resign as Speaker (CapNY)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Guest

    Correction!

    The article said:
    “A police officer and two others were injured after a police cruiser collided with a car in Bedford-Stuyvesant early Tuesday…  All three victims were taken to Kings County Hospital with minor injuries.”

    The article should have stated that the perpetrator and his two victims were taken to Kings County Hospital.

  • KillMoto

    @7d84473213f40db0d63aa6432f2eddae:disqus , that’s **exactly** what I was thinking!

  • KillMoto

    RE: Post Editorial.  I don’t think they can get more infantile unless they print their screed in the “crayon” font.

  • Anonymous

    @c44dc01f8107c1b33104b538f33b734d:disqus @7d84473213f40db0d63aa6432f2eddae:disqus It’s not at all clear from the article or the pictures which driver was the perpetrator and which the victim. All that’s clear is that it was an awful crash.

  • Anonymous

    @c44dc01f8107c1b33104b538f33b734d:disqus , @7d84473213f40db0d63aa6432f2eddae:disqus , they were just using the medical/rescue meaning of the word “victim,” in which case the word fits anyone injured.

  • Anonymous

    I am glad that some NY Dem has spine enough to publicly call for Silver to lose his position as Speaker.  Thought no one had the courage.  I support Avella in this and I hope a lot of others do too.

  • Gaff_t

    Interesting how the News article about the cyclists running over joggers in Central Park fails to point out the the joggers must have been in the bike lane.  If this article were about a bicycle being hit by a car, I’m sure the News would have pointed out if the cyclist was crossing against a light or riding outside of the bike lane. Even though the joggers path is right next to the bike lane throughout most of the park, joggers refuse to use their own path and persist in clogging up the bike lane, forcing cyclists into dangerous automobile traffic.  I think the News should also point out that this problem would all go away if we had a car free Central Park like the city has been promising to test out for over a year now.

  • Joe R.

    And the Daily News is still repeating the unsubstantiated BS about the bike going 35 mph as well.

    Incidentally, can anyone here tell me why joggers insist on using the street (including bike lanes) instead of the sidewalk? I see this all the time where I live despite the sidewalks being nearly empty most of the time.

  • Anonymous

    I used to run a lot (often in Central Park), so I think I understand some of the motivations runners have for doing certain things, even if what they do is wrong.

    First, running on the sidewalk is not pleasant if it means have to dodge slower pedestrians, sidewalk furniture, scaffolding (this may not apply in Joe’s neighborhood, but it certainly applies in most of Manhattan). That’s what motivates some people to run on the bike lane or even on the car lane. In the south end of Central Park in particular, where the pedestrian lane is physically separated from the bike lane, running on the pedestrian lane is not really possible because it is packed with people taking a stroll or not moving at all.

    Second, running on an surface that is inclined to one side is uncomfortable and can lead to injury. That means that, on a road, the ideal place for running is usually in the center of the road, which is the flattest due to the convexity of the roadway. In Central Park, even on the non-southern end, the pedestrian lane is the one closest to the edge, and therefore likely to be the one with the worst incline.

    Finally, running among debris and having to dodge low tree branches is not pleasant either. Those types of obstacles tend to be found at the edge of the road.

    The solution to all these problems in Central Park is to get rid of the cars and give more and better space to walkers, runners, and cyclists.

  • Joe R.

    @qrt145:disqus I could easily see why running on the sidewalk in Manhattan is unpleasant but most of the time when I see runners in the bike lane by me it’s 9 PM and the sidewalk is as dead as a doornail. Also, the road is inclined where the bike lane is and the sidewalk is flat. I never say anything to these runners since I figure there’s plenty of room for me to go around them but to me it’s still puzzling behavior. I never really ran regularly for exercise, although I did/do run occasionally for a few blocks just to see how fast I can go (answer-I’m definitely no Usain Bolt, and I’m far better off sticking to a bike as I’m MUCH better there). I never find running on the sidewalks to be a major problem, at least where I live.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t run on the street when there is an empty sidewalk (OK, I don’t run on the street ever), but if I had to guess why some people do it, I’d guess that either they want to avoid stepping on and off the sidewalk at each intersection (why, I’m not sure), or they do it because they are so used to sidewalks being unusable that they don’t notice when they are usable. 😉

  • Joe R.

    @ddartley:disqus Silver not only needs to resign as speaker, but he needs to go to jail just like Bruno. I was thrilled when Bruno left but I also said that we still have half the problem remaining. Silver is responsible for a lot of the awful backroom deals which are now bankrupting New York State.

  • fj

    As environment dramatically changes so will transportation and highly expensive wasteful methods will become even more impractical and downright dangerous on an enormous scale.

    Earth’s Attic Is On Fire: Arctic Sea Bottoms Out At New Record Low

    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/09/20/885601/earths-attic-is-on-fire-arctic-sea-ice-bottoms-out-at-new-record-low/

  • fj

    It will rapidly become obvious — likely within the next couple of years — that any type of investment in systems and technologies that cannot rapidly mitigate and adapt to climate change are very bad ideas.

    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/09/20/885601/earths-attic-is-on-fire-arctic-sea-ice-bottoms-out-at-new-record-low/

  • fj

    Based on a centuries-old fossil fuel bubble this city’s economy is at extreme high risk of literally tanking overnight.

    9/11 and the recent economic melt-down are the most dramatic recent examples of how our clueless leaders run civilization.

  • Guest

    @dporpentine:disqus – whichever driver was at fault, the passenger and the other driver now have serious injuries as a result of that driver’s actions.

  • It is very obvious that people are used about different changes regarding business and technology. It is far concept of growing the various market as well.

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