Today’s Headlines

  • More on Bloomberg’s Final State of the City: NYT, PostWNYC
  • The Times’ Car Blog and TransNat Detail the Mayor’s Electric Vehicle Parking Plan
  • NY1-Marist Poll Shows Christine Quinn Still Not as Popular as Bike Lanes (CapNY)
  • Touting Car Theft Numbers, DA Richard Brown Has Nothing to Say About Traffic Deaths (Gazette)
  • Livery Cab Owners Sue to Stop Hail Apps (WSJ)
  • CUNY and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Dangle Park Improvements for UES Parking (DNA)
  • Rehab of 215th Step-Street in Inwood Delayed, Again (DNA)
  • Schoolmate Honors Hit-and-Run Victim Ronald Tillman Through Cycling Advocacy (Wagner Mag)
  • Streets Still Perilous After Hit-and-Run Deaths of Terence Connor and Mathieu Lefevre (Bushwick Daily)
  • “Driving in Our City Is a Privilege, Not a Right.” — James Vacca, February 15, 2012

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Ian Turner

    If you give blood and drive at MSKCC, you get free parking. But if you take transit, you’re out of luck.

  • Guest

    James Vacca: all talk, no action.  Hundreds dead in the meantime.

  • Anonymous

    @7c177865bd107a919938355fe93de93a:disqus 

    Having to drive a family member with a suppressed immune system for ambulatory treatment at MSKCC in recent months, and shelling out a few arms and legs each time for the privilege of temporary vehicle storage while in that tony hood, it’s the one place in the city where I wouldn’t mind seeing more parking, at least for those of us with a demonstrated need for it. Carfare costs are something that health insurance doesn’t cover, and they are significant at MSKCC. But otherwise I hear you. 

    As a citywide suggestion to DOT, perhaps they could equip muni-meters to accept blood in addition to Visa and MC. 

  • jrab

    Bill Thompson on WNYC now, shaking the “Mayor Bloomberg has not listened to the people of the city of New York” tambourine. It seems a little weird to me, seeing as we live in a representative democracy where we elect leaders to make decisions on our behalf.

    It’s nice to hear that the “you haven’t been listening, Bloomie” rhetoric extends beyond the bike infrastructure issue, but I would prefer a candidate who was running on an actual platform, beyond craven pandering to the slice of the electorate that reads the tabloids.

  • Anonymous

    @85211970d034887d032f8c319f70adbb:disqus In the last election, I was convinced Bloomberg had paid off Thompson to be the worst candidate imaginable.(“Hmmmm . . . how should I spend the last Sunday before the election? I know: fighting to stop improvements to one of the worst and most overburdened bus lines in the city!”) Now I’m thinking no payoff was required.

  • Jjmacjohnson

    Interesting thing about the hail apps is that they give advantage and preference to the wealthier in NYC. Those without smart phones are left out in the cold. Everything for the privileged I guess. So poorer people will sit out in the rain longer.

    http://skift.com/2012/12/14/the-conservative-taxi-hailing-app-flywheel-thats-trying-not-to-break-the-law/

  • Ian Turner

    @933cea0c68f09824bde2e6aec8f7869d:disqus : Should we hold back on every improvement and convenience in life unless it can be immediately made available to everyone free of charge?

  • Larry Littlefield

    “Mayor Bloomberg has not listened (exclusively) to the people (who actually matter in) the city of New York” (other than his fellow executive types) .

    There, fixed it.

  • Joe R.

    @933cea0c68f09824bde2e6aec8f7869d:disqus Realistically, how many poor people will be taking taxis, especially in Manhattan where most places are within a few blocks of a subway stop? The primary clientele of the taxi industry is either business people or the fairly well to do. Both are likely to have smart phones nowadays.

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