Today’s Headlines

  • Bloomberg, With Gore, Talks Sandy Recovery and Preparing for the Next Storm: NYT, CapNYGrist
  • Lhota Pegs Sandy’s Damage to MTA at $5 Billion as He Makes Case to Congress (NYTCapNY)
  • Lhota Reportage Takes Root in Will-He-Won’t-He Territory (News, NYT)
  • Weak BAC Evidence a Blessing for Pedestrian Killer Kevin Spellman (R’dale Press, NYT, News, Post)
  • Staten Island Motorists Comprehend the Folly of Maximized Ferris Wheel Parking (DNA)
  • MLS Fetes Players and Fans at PR Rally for Proposed Queens Stadium (CapNY)
  • Gothamist, DNA Preview Pedestrian Bridge Connecting DUMBO to Brooklyn Heights
  • Hank Paulson: Business Mogul, Treasury Secretary, Nascent Urbanist? (NYT)
  • AP Picks Up Red Light Cam Suit; New Jersey PSA Lays Bare the Piggishness Behind It
  • Imagine If Being Killed By a NYC Motorist Was as Rare as Being Shoved Onto Subway Tracks
  • Sleep Tight, Manhattan: Cy Vance Has Your Back (Gothamist)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Anonymous

    Study Reveals Young People Are Safer Cycling Than They Are Driving: .

    (Not to mention the passengers of the young people, and the people around them!)

  • Larry Littlefield

    Here is a project someone needs to take on: people do not know what those dashed lines in bike lanes at the approach to intersections mean.

    I happened to be on a bus last night.  The bus was outside the bike lane and tried to move right to a stop as a cyclist came roaring up on the right, but fortunately the driver saw him and a collision was averted.

    So I passed on some friendly advice to the driver that he needs to move into the bike lane at the dotted line if he is going right, to cut off bicycles coming up from behind, and the bicycles should move left if they are going straight.  So now he knows, but not the cyclist.

  • jrab

    Larry, that’s a good point. The great thing about MTA buses is that they ALWAYS signal, so cyclists need to know not to pass a bus on the right when the bus has its right blinker on.

    (The poor thing about MTA buses is that their drivers are taught to honk when they are coming up behind bicyclists.)

  • Jjmacjohnson

    That is not really DUMBO but the lower Heights that horrible bridge is connecting to. Does Dumbo now go to Carrol Gardens on the water front?

  • Joe R.

    I really never have any problems mixing it up with buses. It’s pretty obvious when they’re going to stop, so I just back off enough to let them go right, then pass them on the left. It’s actually lots of fun jockeying back and forth with a bus late nights when they average about the same speed with stops as I do staying in motion. I pass them at a stop, a few blocks later they come roaring past, and I pass them at the next stop, etc. Sometimes this goes on for miles. MTA buses also always seem to give a wide berth when passing me. Even when I’m in the next lane, they’ll often still swing as wide as they can.

  • Why doesn’t Henry Paulson make these recommendations for the U.S.? Obviously, the air quality problem is much worse in China. America needs a lot of improvement in the “liveable city” department. 

  • If you note the bus number and file a complaint, they’ll follow up. For once I think this really is just an “education” issue.


Today’s Headlines

NYC Pedestrians Are Safe From School Bus Drivers Today (AP, Post) Columbia Study: Investments in Safer Streets Means Fewer Kids Hit by Motorists (BabyCenter, Reuters) Q Poll: Vast Majority of Voters Don’t Really Know Who Joe Lhota Is (NYT) Critically Injured Cyclist Julian Valencia Works Construction and Builds Bikes (Gothamist) CB-Vetted Crown Heights Bike Corral […]

Today’s Headlines

Quinn Sends Council Maps Back to Redistricting Commission to Keep Lopez Out (News) Bob Menendez: Forty Percent of U.S. Transit Users Affected by Sandy (TransNat) Russianoff: Public May Have Given Up on Protesting MTA Fare Hikes (News) Dana Rubinstein at CapNY Gets Some Face Time With Joe Lhota Nassau Pedestrian Struck by NICE Bus Could Be Charged […]

Today’s Headlines

Fulton Center Opens to Shoppers and Commuters (SAS, NYT, ABC, AP, Gothamist) Breaking: New York City Motorists Ignore Speed Limit (NYT, Post, News, Gothamist) Looking for Comprehensive 25 MPH Coverage? See the Times Parenting Blog No Charges Filed: Drivers Kill Seniors in East New York and Glen Oaks (News) Man Charged With Murder for Driving Onto Queens Sidewalk, Killing […]

Today’s Headlines

Here’s the Deal With MTA Service Additions (NYT, WSJ, DNA, Crain’s, 2nd Avenue Sagas) MTA Maps Out Its BRT Priorities (Observer) Speed Camera Bill Heads to Cuomo’s Desk for Signature (MTR) A Large Share of Transit Riders Were Born After 1980, and the MTA Is On It (NYT) Off-Peak, Non-Manhattan Trips an Increasing Share of Subway […]

Today’s Headlines

Quinn, Vacca, and Greenfield May Have Milked the Parking Thing for All It’s Worth (CapNY, NYT) Downtown Express and DNA Take a Stab at Balanced Bike-Share Coverage Post Running on Fumes; And the Rest: Gothamist, Fox, AMNY, CBS, NY1 State Supreme Court Justice Issues Hail App Injunction (CapNY, NYT) Straphangers: G Train Had Fewest Delays in 2012, Delays Up System-Wide (NYT, CapNY) […]

Today’s Headlines

Bill de Blasio Camp Says He Would Not Remove Prospect Park West Bike Lane (TransNat) Council Progressive Caucus Calls for Road Pricing and BRT Network (CapNY) DOT: Winter Cycling Up 23 Percent, April to October Numbers Mostly Unchanged in 2012 (NYT) Lhota: No Inspector General (Politicker); GOP Candidates Agree NYC Trash Belongs in NJ (DNA) […]