Today’s Headlines

  • Cab Driver Hits Woman, 64, on South Street in Manhattan; Victim in Critical Condition (DNA)
  • Suspected Drunk Driver Plows Into S.I. Home at 4 A.M.; Injures Woman and Daughter (PostNews, DNA)
  • Cyclist Struck by Driver at Division and Marcy Avenues in Brooklyn (DNA)
  • Family of Alexander Martinez Wants Safer Queens Boulevard; Search Still On for Driver (News)
  • More Delancey Street Safety Coverage: AMNYTransNatNY1Gothamist
  • Regina Coleman, 50, Dies in Hutchinson Parkway Crash; “No Criminality” (NewsDNA)
  • Manslaughter Trial for Driver of Overturned Bronx Bus Begins (NY1PostNews)
  • Traffic Fatalities Up 9% Nationwide in First Half of 2012, But NYC Jumped 23% in FY 2012 (CapNY)
  • Cuomo Announces “Drivers First” Initiative, “To Prioritize the Convenience of Motorists” (Gov’s Office)
  • EDC: S.I. Ferris Wheel Will Increase Parking to 2,200 Spaces, But Most Will Arrive on Ferry (Advance)
  • New Riders Alliance Finds a Transit Advocacy Niche in NYC (CapNY)
  • Yesterday’s MTA Board Meeting Was an Exciting One (News, WSJ, Times)
  • Yonah Freemark Examines Metro-North Opportunities in the Bronx (TTPolitic)

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  • Larry Littlefield

    How much is “drivers first” going to cost in extra overtime?  Who is going to pay for it?  Will the extra money be borrowed?

    The New Riders Alliance should focus on demanding that the old riders and non-riders pay back all the MTA debts and unfunded pension liabilities, rather than leaving town and dumping them on the new riders.  Rather than raise the fare or colelct taxes, those old riders and non-riders want the MTA to keep borrowing.

  • J

    “Drivers First” pretty much sums up Cuomo’s transportation policy.

  • Guest

    MTA board meeting – sounds like a mess, but maybe Moerdler had it coming?

    How does somebody who spends a lot of money to live on a suburban type street with no sidewalks and chooses to drive everywhere get on the board?  How do these guys feel it’s ok to use police placards to park illegally?

    With the people in charge so detached from the masses of New Yorkers who rely on mass transit, no wonder the system is always bordering on a crisis!

  • Larry Littlefield

    I hope to see lots of reporting here on the modal spilt at Barclay’s arena.  Theories many here ascribe to are being put to the ultimate test.  Particularly the parking drives traffic theory.  The parking was reduced.  Does that mean horrendous traffic, or less?

    Some here are reflexibly opposed to the arena, and prepared to use driver-oriented arguments against it.  The traffic!  Similar to objections against the new Tappan Zee on the basis of tolls that would be as high as other downstate crossings, the response to which has been promises of lower tolls for those who drive the most and higher tolls for transit riders who drive only occasionally.

    But the idea ought to be that major gathering places ought to be located at transit hubs, even though eminent domain will be required to put them there.  So here the theories about parking and trip generation vs. buildings and trip generation will be tested — without the residential parking permit that I and many other folks here would have favored.  People will complain, because they have been conditioned to complain by NY press and politicians.  I hope to read about what actually happens here.

    BTW, good thing I got to Citifield early yesterday, and got a spot at the bike rack.  It was overloaded by 15 bikes.  They need more bike racks.

  • @f9b2cb395abd5a101456b3b0a40912e1:disqus  : What, you didn’t notice that “The adjusted construction schedule will come at no additional cost to the project’s contract”? :-p

  • Station45025

    I’m noticing that bike parking is becoming nearly as hard as car parking in many parts of the city, especially near the supposedly unused bike lanes. I’m wondering how long it will be before there is grumbling in the press about “not enough bike parking.”

  • Guest

    @7b823914e69dff0756b1ab049ab371c4:disqus – I expect the grumbling to be more about how all those damn bikes are parked places they’re “not supposed” to park!  NYPD will go on a crackdown to “protect public safety” from bicycles secured to sign posts, etc.

  • Guest

    Expect to see them cut off bikes lockes to no standing signs because they’re a “security threat,” while leaving an SUV parked right next to it with a bogus placard…

  • Larry: I didn’t follow the intimate details of the Atlantic Yards NIMBY Brownstone Brooklyn fight, but I’m going to a preseason Nets game on a Monday night and I was surprised that via the Barclays site you can buy parking for the game from a dozen garages and lots in the neighborhood at prices as low as $9 and some change (for the furthest garage from the venue, which is basically in the middle of Park Slope proper). Contrast this with MSG, where there is literally no parking option and the website actually states that they have no agreements with garages–you’re on your own to try to figure out parking there and will probably have to pay an hourly rate. Or even Citifield where your 1 parking option is much more expensive than that. 

  • Larry Littlefield

    That’s interesting Tedd, particularly since there is much more parking in Midtown (though at much higher rates).  I wonder how many people will use that option?  I guess we’ll find out.

  • Too bad NYC didn’t realize how anti-urban Cuomo was, before it voted for him.

  • Too bad NYC didn’t realize how anti-urban Cuomo IS, before it voted for him.

  • JamesR

    Moerdler is on my community board. I attended a meeting once where I heard him refer to “our esteemed Department of Bicycle Transportation, I mean, Department of Transportation’, as part of a discussion over bicycle access at a proposed development. Make of that what you will. 

  • JamesR

    Moerdler is on my community board. I attended a meeting once where I heard him refer to “our esteemed Department of Bicycle Transportation, I mean, Department of Transportation’, as part of a discussion over bicycle access at a proposed development. Make of that what you will. 

  • JamesR

    Moerdler is on my community board. I attended a meeting once where I heard him refer to “our esteemed Department of Bicycle Transportation, I mean, Department of Transportation’, as part of a discussion over bicycle access at a proposed development. Make of that what you will. 

  • JamesR

    Moerdler is on my community board. I attended a meeting once where I heard him refer to “our esteemed Department of Bicycle Transportation, I mean, Department of Transportation’, as part of a discussion over bicycle access at a proposed development. Make of that what you will. 

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