Today’s Headlines

  • What’s de Blasio’s Big Plan to Address Traffic Congestion? (AMNY)
  • Bill Perkins Returning to City Council (NewsNY1, DNA)
  • Community Boards Shouldn’t Be Managing Streets, Manhattan CB 1 Edition (Tribeca Trib)
  • DiNapoli: Removing Trash Cans From Subway Platforms Causing Track Fires (Post)
  • Post Not Impressed by Medallion Owners’ Threat to Shut Accessible Cabs
  • Proposed Northern Boulevard Office Building Would Include 219 Parking Spots (YIMBY)
  • AFL-CIO Chief Pens a Mash Note to Cuomo and His Tappan Zee Bridge (News)
  • Truck Driver Severs NYPD Officer’s Finger in Astoria (Post)
  • Tell the Times About the Terrible Traffic and Reckless Driving on Your Block

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Kevin Love

    “The MTA’s oddball bid to decrease subway trash by removing garbage cans…”

    That’s insane. What’s next, some crazy person saying that urination will be decreased by removing public rest rooms?

  • com63

    I’m really hoping that DeBlasio saying he is opposed to congestion pricing is part of a grand plan to lure Cuomo into coming out for it. Reverse psychology?

  • Larry Littlefield

    You don’t think the lack of money is the real issue, do you? Are there trash cans on the LIRR?

  • HamTech87

    Also tell the Times that your block sucks because the majority of its outdoor space is devoted to motor vehicle storage and movement.

  • walks bikes drives

    In the police officer article, notice the presence of CIS? They won’t come out if you or I are badly injured, but they come out when a cop loses a finger.

  • Kevin Love

    Yes, I am fairly sure that money has something to do with it. The same with shutting down public rest rooms. Money is the reason, but the spin doctors will try to convince us that there really is no connection between public urination and shutting down public rest rooms.

  • AnoNYC

    So odd. Congestion pricing is a program that would improve socioeconomic equity because the vast majority do not drive into Manhattan (especially lower income).

    Perhaps more bus/bike lanes+pedestrian only space and less free parking/moving lanes? Automotive congestion will get a whole lot worse but mobility would improve.

    Other than that, I can’t imagine anything else.

  • HamTech87

    Your point about a Zurich-style system is interesting. Where would you imagine the signals would be? I’d worry about putting them in the South Bronx, as asthma rates are already sky-high there.

  • HamTech87

    In Tokyo and much of Japan, there are no garbage cans on the platforms. It is like the subways are a “carry-in, carry-out” place like US parks. It was so weird, but then I found that I would just carry my garbage to my destination.

  • bolwerk

    It has had positive effects in other cities. Or at least not negative ones. The idea is that people have to take responsibility for their own waste.

    Of course, other countries see waste as something to reduce, so that could be a confounding factor. Not us! https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/nyregion/cuomo-blocks-new-york-city-plastic-bag-law.html?_r=0

  • Kevin Love

    My experience of Japan is that the population’s much higher level of cultural integrity results in social norms that such anti-social activity is shameful. In other words, people just don’t throw garbage around like they do in NYC because they identify with other people, care about what they think, and do not want to be considered as shameful and low-class.

    Most unfortunately, NYC seems to have no shortage of people who are not only prepared to engage in such anti-social behavior. They are also quite willing to declaim with loud voice and an abundant use of four-letter words that they really, really don’t care what anyone else thinks of their behavior.

  • AnoNYC

    City limits.

    No matter what happens though, parking reform needs to be a part of it. That includes a permit system.