Today’s Headlines

  • Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Cyclist Can Reng Ma in Sheepshead Bay (AMNYWNBCNewsPost)
  • More Coverage of de Blasio’s Vision Zero Presser (PoliticoWNYCAdvanceGothamist; DNA 12)
  • Daily News “Celebrates” Lives Saved by Taking Another Swipe at the Right of Way Law
  • Where Is Cuomo’s Penn Station RFP? (Politico)
  • World’s Priciest Train Station to Open in March, Says Port Authority (Gothamist)
  • De Blasio’s Horse Carriage Misadventure Rages On (NYT; Politico 1, 2, 3DNA; Gothamist; News)
  • Welcome to Midtown Manhattan, Where People Who Aren’t in Cars Are an Afterthought (HuffPo)
  • DOT: No Plans to Eliminate Left Turn From Manhattan Bridge Onto Neighborhood Street (DNA)
  • Witness Says Motorcyclist Who Killed Thomas McAnulty Tried to Leave the Scene (Gothamist)
  • Nassau: Drunk Driver Charged With Homicide After Second Driver Killed Cop Who Stopped Him (Post)
  • NJ Transit Is Falling Apart and NJ Governor Chris Christie Could Not Care Less (Bloomberg)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Alexander Vucelic

    Waiting for Allan Rosen’s thoughts on the tragic killing in Sheepshead Bay

  • Mathew Smithburger

    I recall in 2014 after a pedestrian was killed in Central Park by a cyclist. I think we all remember that. The crackdown on cyclists in the park and in the City of New York after that terrible tragedy was equivalent– in effort and resources devoted to the cycling menace– to the City’s hunt for the Son of Sam killer back in the late 1970s. I hope the same effort is place today on rent-a-truck drivers in the five boroughs. Though I have a feeling the cyclist will be found to have been at fault.

  • East Villager

    The Huffington Post article describes well the frustration of trying to ride in the 8th Avenue protected bike lane. It was rideable before when it was a painted bike lane (I just went around the pedestrians, in the traffic lane), but now 8th Avenue through midtown is sadly off-limits to me. I take 6th Avenue at present, but when the protected lane goes in there, I’m afraid there will be no choice for me between Madison and 10th.

  • AMH

    What a crazy story re: the drunk driver in Nassau. The article doesn’t say anything about the driver who actually killed the officer, but I’m sure it’s unlikely they’ll face any consequences.

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