Today’s Headlines

  • Ydanis and 33 Other CMs Urge de Blasio to Fund Citywide Bike-Share (News)
  • Will the Next MTA Chief Overcome the Agency’s Institutional Inertia? (TransitCenter)
  • CBC: New MTA/TWU Contract Will Cost Straphangers (DNAPost)
  • Cuomo and Trump to Discuss “Infrastructure” Today (NYT)
  • Cuomo Budget Includes “Setting Light Shows to Music” at Bridges (NYT, Politico)
  • NYC’s Failure to Manage Curb Space Poses Mortal Risk to People on Bikes (AMNY)
  • New Leadership at City Planning Department, HPD, and NYC EDC (DNAPost, News)
  • City Council Expected to Pass Package of Commuter Van Regulations (AMNY)
  • Mindset at 52nd Precinct Explains NYPD’s Pathetic Hit-and-Run Clearance Rate (NYT)
  • CHEKPEDS Calls on DOT to Prevent Deadly Turn Conflicts on Hudson River Greenway (DNA)
  • Why Is It So Hard to Get DOT to Calm Traffic Near Schools? (DNANews 12)

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  • ItsEasyBeingGreen

    Today, the day of this new commuter van bill, there were police from a specialized unit running a checkpoint for commuter vans on Flatbush Ave in front of the Barclay Center. Coincidence?

  • Kevin Love

    What? They were not harassing cyclists for perfectly safe behavior?

    What a waste of police resources.

  • RyanMcShane

    Are there really only six motorists crossing points (per DNA piece) along the Hudson River Greenway? Every time I ride it, it feels more like six-hundred, each more fraught than the last.

    I check back over my shoulder, not just oncoming traffic, before I roll through these spots. For oncoming terror, though, nothing beats two yellow cabs racing side-by-side at amped velo, each trying to be the first to turn right near the busdrop spot. When I realized they were absolutely both headed my way without fail, I jumped out of the saddle, stood on one pedal — with my right leg swung to the left side — like riding a scooter at that point. There was no stopping any of us. My flash thought was to go overboard, abandon ship, commit myself to the wild blue yonder and leave the untended bike to take what whacks were coming. Reader, the bike and I both made it through by a squeak, and neither of us looked back.

    I hope whoever stole it two years ago is similarly satisfied with the bike’s performance.

  • Guest

    Same precinct that recently allowed one of its own officers to drive drunk.
    While on duty.

  • AnoNYC

    Delays Continue to Plague Long-Awaited Completion of Roberto Clemente Plaza

  • AMH

    Thank you, CHEKPEDS for sending that letter. I look forward to riding the greenway each spring but those near-death experiences dampen my enthusiasm very quickly.


Today’s Headlines

Cuomo, de Blasio Reach Deal on MTA Capital Funding (Politico, NYT, WSJ, News, Post, WNYC, AMNY) WSJ Has the Story of How the Deal Came Together The Scales in That Fight Were Tilted Toward Cuomo (NYT) Where Will Cuomo’s $8.3 Billion for the MTA Come From? Not From New Taxes (News) Why the C Train Needs Attention From […]

Today’s Headlines

Cuomo Thinks It’s Funny to Raid the MTA Budget for His Seat-of-the-Pants Transportation Projects (Voice) L Train Shut for Hours Yesterday After Tunnel Filled With Smoke (Gothamist 1, 2; DNA; News; Post; AMNY) More on Thursday’s Disappointing Hearing on Bus Service: Gothamist, AMNY, News, Post Daily News Editorial Board Calls on the MTA to Address Bus Ridership Decline Samuelsen Calls for MTA Worker Pay Raise (News) […]

Today’s Headlines

Thousands Take to Streets to Protest Election Result (NYT 1, 2; DNA; LAT; CNN; NPR; Chicago Trib) You Can’t Walk Near Trump Tower Anymore (Gothamist, News); Transit Affected Too (Advance) Cuomo and de Blasio Think Trump Will Help With “Infrastructure,” Whatever That Means (NYT, AMNY) Future of Gateway Tunnel Completely Up in the Air (Politico) Rents in the Vicinity of […]

Today’s Headlines

Anthony Foxx Will Try to Prod Christie and Cuomo to Action on Trans-Hudson Rail (NYT) Cuomo’s Getting Great Press for His LaGuardia Reveal (NYT, DNA, AP, WSJ, News, Post) A More Skeptical View of the Proposal (2nd Ave Sagas) At LGA Presser, Biden Gets in a Dig at Christie for Killing ARC; Cuomo Gets Nothing […]

Today’s Headlines

Rosa Ramirez, Struck by Bronx Motorcyclist Who Left Scene, Declared Brain Dead (DNA) Public, Officials Still Largely in the Dark Regarding Penn Station Work (NYT, Politico, AMNY, News) General Contractors Association of New York: Let’s Privatize Penn (Post) Cuomo Spent a Day Glorifying a Bridge — And How Was Your Commute? (WNYC, Politico, News) The Post Editorial Board Might Have Spiked Bo Dietl’s Mayoral […]

Today’s Headlines

What Can Be Done to Fix New York’s Ailing Bus System? (Politico) Crane Collapse Shuts Tappan Zee, Cuomo Takes Control of Scene (NYT, Journal News, AMNY) NYPD Announces Next “Safe Passage” Ticket Blitz; Bratton: We All Have a Role to Play (AMNY) DOT Will Begin Work on Jay Street Protected Bike Lanes This Month (DNA) Plaza 33 May Not Be Back […]