Today’s Headlines

  • Hit-and-Run Drivers Kill Three People in Manhattan and the Bronx (Gothamist 1, 2; Post; News 1, 2)
  • Motorist Kills 52-Year-Old Po Chu Ng in Sixth Avenue Crosswalk; No Charges (Gothamist)
  • Manslaughter Charge for Speeding, Impaired Driver in Fatal East New York Collision (Post)
  • Taxi Driver Critically Injures Pedestrian on Upper West Side (Gothamist)
  • With Session Ending, Albany Isn’t Talking About Toll Reform (NYT); Poughkeepsie Journal: “Indefensible”
  • David Weprin Is Out to Torpedo City Program That Forgives Companies for Parking Tickets (Post)
  • Queens CB 6 Endorses Elizabeth Crowley’s Jamaica-LIC Light Rail Proposal (DNA)
  • Kabak: The MTA and DOT Aren’t Helpless to Improve Bus Travel (2AS)
  • Friends Remember Leah Sylvain, Killed by Motorist Who Failed to Yield (DNA)
  • It’s Wrong to Arrest Drivers for Killing People Who Have the Right of Way, Say These Attorneys (Advance)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Simon Phearson

    I’m amused by the way the Post story on the parking ticket program lets slip one smart-streets point: the need for more designated loading zones. No doubt they figured “more legal curb space” actually meant “more free parking”; but in fact the solution being alluded to there would have to eliminate street parking for private automobiles.

    What a bunch of ignoramuses.

  • Vooch

    good catch –

  • Jesse

    I’m not sure the Post is so backwards on the issue of curbside parking: http://nypost.com/2016/02/05/we-all-end-up-paying-through-the-nose-for-free-parking/

  • Simon Phearson

    Yeah, I was surprised by that piece, too. I think it’s worth noting that the piece you’ve linked is an opinion piece representing one person’s take, while the story on the parking ticket program is “reporting,” which would more typically display any biases of the Post’s editorial staff. But I don’t want to fight about it; you might be right.

  • Jesse

    I agree with you and it is an op-ed and not an editorial. Still, I think it’s a sign that the Post may be coming around on this issue and I want to give them credit for it.

  • Simon Phearson

    One can hope. That’s the nice thing about being right, I suppose – eventually every reasonable person will agree with you.

  • ahwr

    Crowley keeps saying light rail. Does that mean FRA compliant DMUs or locomotive hauled coaches? Or does it mean non FRA electric light rail, with the plan being less about moving people and more about displacing the louder freight trains already running?

  • AnoNYC

    East Tremont Ave is a speedway in the East Bronx. It needs a reconfiguration like the section west of the Bronx River. Should be several speed cameras along its length as well.

  • bolwerk

    It’d probably end up being one of those so-called “hybrid rail” schemes with tram-ish DMUs or EMUs. Basing that on: I don’t see city paying for full physical separation, so it would likely need temporal separation.

    Those are often marketed to the public as light rail, but NTD reports it as hybrid rail (code: YR). I guess the nearest example to us is the River Line?

  • urbanresidue

    They definitely need to fix the Tremont Crash Zone
    http://urbanresidue.blogspot.com/2015/03/crash-zone.html

  • AnoNYC

    East Tremont Avenue doesn’t need two moving lanes on each side. That would be a start.

  • Vooch

    East tremont would be perfect for your solution of 1 SBS Lane, 1 PBL, 1 motor lane each side.