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.
Borough President James Oddo says he wants bike-share for his constituents, but in his time in elected office, he's done little to make bicycling conditions safer on Staten Island.
How much will it cost to build bicycle and pedestrian paths on the Verrazano Bridge? A lot less than the MTA says it will, if the agency removes unnecessary ramps from the project, according to advocates and engineers who’ve reviewed the options. Last year, the MTA and engineering firm Parsons Brinckerhoff released a preliminary cost estimate of $300 to $400 […]