Today’s Headlines

  • Yahoo News Examines U.S. Adaptations of Vision Zero
  • Truck Driver Kills Pedestrian Elliot Mintzer, 67, in Forest Hills Supermarket Parking Lot (DNA, TL)
  • MTA Board Approves TWU Contract (Crain’s); Prendergast: Next SAS Phase Uncertain (AMNY)
  • Alicia Glen: De Blasio Will Reveal Midtown East Rezoning Timeline in June (Crain’s)
  • EDC Proposes Massive Storm-Resistant Development in East River (WNYC)
  • Empire State Development Corp. Brokered Secret Pier 40 Air Rights Deal (DNA)
  • Fire Officers Union Says 911 Sent Responders to Wrong Location After Metro-North Crash (WNYC)
  • Curbside Dysfunction in Bay Ridge as Locals Duel With Livery Car Drivers for Parking (Bklyn Paper)
  • Motorcyclist Dies in Collision With MTA Bus in Canarsie (Post)
  • Lt. Gov Robert Duffy Cites Too Much Car Travel as One Reason for Leaving Office (WSJ)

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  • qrt145

    The one time I called 911 regarding an incident in the middle of a bridge, it was like talking to a brick wall. The system apparently couldn’t deal with it without an exact address or intersection. I can imagine that reporting a derailment is much harder.

  • Jeff

    I had the same exact thing happen to me! There was a man passed out on the Williamsburg Bridge Bike Path on a freezing cold night in the dead of winter, and I was the only human being in sight. The 911 operator just wouldn’t accept the fact that I wasn’t on a street in front of or in a building.

  • Ian Turner

    DNA covers intersection of 155th Street, Edgecombe Avenue, St. Nicholas Place and the entrance and exit to the Harlem River Drive:

    http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140522/sugar-hill/dot-presents-new-plan-calm-dangerous-155th-street-intersection

  • Ian Turner

    Also I think maybe Streetsblog missed this story:

    http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140320/harlem/concrete-truck-hits-1-train-elevated-platform-at-133rd-street-mta-says

    The result has been a nice bit of traffic calming, as 133rd St. is closed to vehicles under the viaduct (but open to cyclists and pedestrians), essentially converting the street to a bicycle boulevard. 133rd St. is a common access point to the Hudson River Greenway.

  • Jeff

    Is traffic “snarled”? Is it a “nightmare”? Are motorists “fuming”?

  • Ian Turner

    If so, it is happening somewhere else (125th St.?). Anybody with a car is avoiding 133rd St., since you can’t get through. 133rd St. didn’t have much traffic to begin with, although what traffic was present tended to move fast because of the wide road and steep incline.

    –Ian

  • Andrew

    That story was from March. Is the street still closed to motor vehicles?

  • Ian Turner

    Yes, as far as I’m aware.

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