Understanding Car Culture ‘Denialism’ Can Help Safety Advocates Respond
Opponents of change sow confusion with fake experts, logical fallacies, impossible expectations (moving goalposts), conspiracy theories, and selectivity (cherry picking). We can fight back.
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Want to Really Help Low-Income New Yorkers? Support Congestion Pricing
The president of the Community Service Society, who has devoted his life to reducing the burden of poverty, has a message for the governor of New Jersey and the borough president of Staten Island.
Manhattan Pol Upset at Delayed Rollout of Electrified Citi Bike Docks
"I urge the Department of Transportation and Con Edison to expedite the electrification of [Citi Bike] stations," Erik Bottcher wrote to the colossuses of conveyance and current last Friday.
On Eve of Congestion Pricing, Plate Scams at Bridge Tolls are Way Up
About 1.5 percent of the cars that passed through the MTA's bridges and tunnels in 2023 had unbillable license plates. And that number is up.
Thursday’s Headlines: Victory on Underhill Edition
Mayor Adams has decided to allow the agency to move forward with its plans to improve safety by finishing the Underhill Avenue bike boulevard. Plus other news.
Pols Want Covered Bike Parking at Parks, City Buildings
More parking in parks, but in a good way!
Wednesday’s Headlines: Cycle of Rage Edition
Tuesday was a busy morning on the "criminal mischief" beat. Plus other news.
Parking or Parkland? Brooklyn Judges Could Lose their Perk
Columbus Park should live up to its name, not parking, one lawmaker said.
Divorce NY Style: The Council and DOT Have Moved to Splitsville
It's the battle of who could care less — and safety is losing.
Cyclist Killed After Being Doored Into Traffic on Unsafe Brooklyn Street in Already Violent Year
Broadway's danger is well known to DOT, which named it a Vision Zero Priority Corridor — yet the agency did nothing.
Tuesday’s Headlines: Once and Forever, Congestion Pricing is a Good Thing Edition
Entitled Manhattanites who oppose the central business district toll are the most misguided, it turns out. Plus other news.
#StuckAtDOT: City Delays Suggest Safe Cycling Rule Changes are Dead
Department of Transportation has still not implemented city regulations that it said more than three years ago would improve safety — and one activist thinks the rules are dead.
MTA Ditches License Plate-Based Congestion Pricing Disability Exemption
Transit official won't grant congestion pricing disability exemptions any car with a disability license plate after all — opting for a case-by-case registration process instead.
Congestion Pricing Opponents Are Blocking Disabled Access to Mass Transit, Politicians Charge
Just as the MTA begins speeding up new elevator construction, congestion pricing opponents are poised to stop it.
Advocates Slam Albany Pols for Using Transit Fund to Encourage Driving
Gov. Hochul and state legislators in Albany are spending a congestion pricing-adjacent fund on toll rebates for drivers and showing zero interest in bus or rail, transit advocates charged.
Wednesday’s Headlines: No Times Like This Times Edition
Did the metro editors at the Times have drinks with their New York Post counterparts last week? Plus other news.