Today’s Headlines

  • WNYC Interviews Parents of Ella Bandes at Intersection Where She Was Killed By Turning Bus Driver
  • Galina Truglio, 63, Killed in Midwood Crosswalk After Two Drivers Collide (WABC, News, News 12)
  • Cuomo Gets WFP Nod; Could Promise to Flip the Senate Torpedo Bills This Session? (NYT, LoHud)
  • Prospect Park Trip Wire Breaks Cyclist’s Bones, and NYPD Refuses to File Criminal Report (Gothamist)
  • DOT Changed Rules in 2008 to Allow Drivers to Park in Some Crosswalks (Urban Residue)
  • MTA IG: Lots of Access-A-Ride Drivers Drive Dangerously, Use Phones Behind the Wheel (Post, WCBS)
  • Ferry Runs Aground on Advocacy Trip (CapNY, 2nd Ave. Sagas); Boosters Undaunted (TL, News 1, 2)
  • NJ Legislators Call Off Press Conference After Failing to Agree With NY on Port Reforms (NYT, News)
  • Off-Duty Cop Faces Charges for Injuring Girlfriend With His Car After Fight (PostNewsNews 12)
  • CB 2 Joins PS 41 Principal and Parents to Ask DOT to Extend West Village Slow Zone (DNA)
  • Advance Calls Out Matteo and Ignizio for Traffic Cam Warning Sign Bills
  • Education Council on Staten Island Wants to Give School Safety Agents Ticket-Writing Powers (DNA)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Bklynite
  • Bluewonderpowermilk96

    The NYPD’s unwillingness to investigate the Prospect Park incident, rather focusing on meeting their monthly quotas via unnecessarily harassing cyclists, perfectly illustrates the type of culture we must deal with. What if one were to blatantly throw road spikes or toss objects off an overpass at vehicles, how is roping the entire span of the Prospect Park drive, with an intent to injure, any different? I think there’s suppose to be a department that serves and protects, wonder which department that is….

    You wonder why New York is behind other European cities on the cycling front, one is the lack of seriousness in action towards these particular crimes, lack of stringent law that should protect vulnerable road users, and nevermind the shortage of proper roadway infrastructure to properly ensure safety of road users.

  • ddartley

    Unusually good piece in SI Advance on Matteo/cameras.

  • Reader

    It’s especially disappointing since these officers were likely from the 78th Precinct, which as made great strides when it comes to pedestrian and cyclist safety in recent months.

  • I don’t think the average beat cop likes to see a routine call to an “accident” turn into what in The Wire would have been called a “stone-cold whodunnit”.

  • Clarke
  • com63

    The video in the WABC story on Galina Truglio pretty clearly shows the Ford driver run a red light, resulting in the death of a pedestrian. It will be interesting to see if there are any charges given how clear the video is of what happened.

  • Ian Turner

    If history is any guide, there will not be any charges. This is neither the first nor the last time a driver has been caught on camera breaking the law resulting in someone’s death.

  • Phil

    The NYPD proving once again that they are nearly USELESS when it comes to ped & cyclist issues…

  • Aunt Bike

    Favorite line from that editorial….”People who endanger the lives of others by blowing through red lights or
    doing double the speed limit on residential roads need to be punished,
    and if punishing them financially is the only way we can do it, then do
    it”.

    Mr. Matteo is more concerned with speeding tickets than he is about the speeding.

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