Today’s Headlines

  • Health Department: The Number of New Yorkers Who Bike Is on the Rise (AMNY)
  • The Driver Who Killed 13-Year-Old Jazmine Marin Gets a Pass From NYPD (News, Post)
  • Surely This State DOT Highway Expansion Will Fix Staten Island’s Traffic Problems (DNA)
  • Passenger Exiting SUV Doors Northbound Cyclist on Jay Street By MetroTech (Bklyn Paper)
  • Woodhaven SBS NIMBYs Also Detest Expansion of Pedestrian Space — Go Figure! (TL)
  • DNA Checks in on Bike-Share Planning for Crown Heights
  • The Plaza Component of a Van Wyck Widening Project Is Finally Getting Built (DNA)
  • Must-Have Luxury Amenity for the Cloistered Class: Private Driveways (Bloomberg)
  • Signs of Second Ave Subway Progress at 63rd and Third (NY1)
  • The Times Supports Bill to Double Street Vendor Permits

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  • ItsEasyBeingGreen


  • Reader

    No word from Mayor de Blasio after a kid is killed on a Vision Zero priority corridor? Color me not surprised in the slightest.

  • Elizabeth F

    > Must-Have Luxury Amenity for the Cloistered Class: Private Driveways (Bloomberg)

    New York: you know you’ve made it when you can have in Manhattan things that are taken for granted by the middle class everywhere else in the country.

  • JudenChino

    Which was the first business day after someone was run over and killed in a horrific manner by an express bus in the financial district and the driver thereof was charged (for which, I was a little surprised, since no one saw where the driver hit the victim).

  • Maggie

    The speed limit is 30 mph along Cross Bay Boulevard. Maybe NYPD can tell the public and a grieving dad how fast the Chevy El Camino’s driver was going. Seems relevant.

  • qrt145

    Re: Signs of Second Ave Subway Progress at 63rd and Third.

    Any update on the state of the 2nd Ave bike lane in this area? The last time I went by, a few weeks ago, it was unusable south of 88th St or so.

    Is there a “usable bike lane” map somewhere? And I don’t mean usable in the sense of ideals of quality; simply “not closed by construction”.

  • steely

    what is your point, exactly?

  • ItsEasyBeingGreen

    That the design on Jay Street is bad and that it has not been fixed.

  • Vooch

    Why can’t street vendors be located in a street parking space ? Sidewalk space is far too precious

  • AMH

    I noticed the active voice in the article about the doored cyclist:

    “…a driver hit the rider with the car’s door…”


  • steely

    it needs to improve, and we are working on that, but celebrating victories, however incremental, is an important part of effective organizing. it’s not easy winning green improvements.

  • Jesse

    I noticed that too. That article was surprisingly well written. I expected to read “a cyclist slammed into the door…” at some point.

  • Larry Littlefield

    “Auxiliary Lanes” for a highway widening again huh? Back when I was at City Planning, and you couldn’t do anything, that would have prompted a lawsuit on the basis of segmentation.

    In any event, suddenly several people are reading the old post I wrote on the Staten Island Expressway and following the link.

    As I noted in that post, I’m not reflexibly opposed to all road improvements in already-developed areas. But everyone yelling about “process” and “review” of bus, bicycle and pedestrian improvements should officially shut up.

  • AMH

    Well, that’s exactly what the driver/passenger said.


Today’s Headlines

No One Knows When Penn Station Will Be Functional Again (NYT 1, 2; Politico; News; Post) Nicole Gelinas on Train Derailments as the New Normal (CJ) Several Dock-Less Bike-Share Companies Looking to Launch in NYC (Post) More on Council’s Proposed Bike-Share Expansion and Discount Fares (AMNY, News) NY1: Uber Bill Included in State Budget Deal Drivers, 2 Unlicensed, Critically Injure People in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan […]

Today’s Headlines

City Report: Pedestrian Deaths More Prevalent on Streets in Low-Income NYC Neighborhoods (AMNY) Was the Driver Who Killed Skylar Perkins Distracted By a Device? (Post) NYPD Has Arrested a Man for the Hit-and-Run Killing of Giovanni Nin (Post) GOP Mayoral Candidate Paul Massey Was Busted for Driving Drunk in 2010 (News) Amtrak Derailment at Penn Station […]

Today’s Headlines

Amtrak CEO: With Aging Tunnels and No ARC, Northeast Corridor in Jeopardy (CapNY, Biz Insider) Perpetual Transit Raider Cuomo Directs MTA to Plan for the Future (CapNY, News, 2nd Ave Sagas) Mary Beth Kelly: Families for Safe Streets “Determined” to Get Gov Onboard for 20 MPH Bill (WNYC) DOT Proposes East Side Bike Lanes (DNA); Kallos Wants Funds […]

Today’s Headlines

Ladies and Gentlemen, Queens CB 4: DNA, ABC, NBC, PIX Board Chair Damian Vargas Demands Apology — From Julissa Ferreras-Copeland (QNS, Gothamist) District Manager Christian Cassagnol Smells Bike Lobby Conspiracy (Patch) Council Passes Bill to Allocate Street Parking to Car-Share (News) Two Trees’ BQX Group Attacks Panel That Called for Bus and Subway Improvements (Bklyn Paper) Cuomo Breaks Ground on Javits Center […]

Today’s Headlines

Amy Cohen: Speed Cameras Essential to Stemming NYC’s Traffic Violence Epidemic (Slant) More Coverage of Citi Bike Expansion: AMNY, Politico, News, NY1 Who’s Responsible for Keeping Combustibles Away From Elevated Train Tracks? (WSJ, DNA) Red Hook Residents Get a Look at Streetcar Plans (DNA, Bklyn Paper, NY1) This Young Post Reporter Was Not Impressed by the Bus of the Future […]

Today’s Headlines

It Will Be Mayor de Blasio, Comptroller Stringer, and Public Advocate James (NYT 1, 2, News) Ken Thompson Bests Charles Hynes, Again, for Brooklyn DA (CapNY) Who Might Get Some of the Top Jobs in the de Blasio Administration? (NYT, News) Governing Looks at the Legacies of NYC’s Janette Sadik-Khan and Chicago’s Gabe Klein Driver Kills Pedestrian […]