NYPD has not responded to a Streetsblog freedom of information request for files related to a crash that killed a teenage jogger in Staten Island. Jenna Daniels, 15, was struck on the afternoon of November 15, 2014, by the driver of a pickup truck making a left turn from Hylan Boulevard onto Bayview Avenue in Prince’s Bay. NYPD never revealed the identity of the driver, and would not disclose how he was penalized for failing to exercise due care.
Bike-share operator Motivate is in talks with the city to increase the bicycles in its system by another 50 percent after the current round of expansion wraps up this year, including stations in the Bronx and Staten Island. City Hall would not contribute funds but would grant Motivate more favorable terms in its contract with the city.
Officers from the 122nd Precinct arrested at least four teenagers yesterday on misdemeanor charges of reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. Their crime? Biking on Hylan Boulevard. Police confiscated bicycles, and at least one defendant was also charged with resisting arrest and reckless endangerment.
After eight months of back-and-forth with DOT, Staten Island Community Board 1 voted for bike lanes and traffic-calming along the Van Duzer corridor, which has become overrun by drivers seeking a shortcut to avoid Bay Street. The project also includes a new type of speed hump that accommodates buses and trucks.