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Komanoff: William (Vickrey), It Was Really Nothing

Former City Council Member Kathryn Freed once said "traffic is killing us in Lower Manhattan." Now, she sues to stop Nobel-Prize-winning economist William Vickrey's congestion pricing idea.

After 10-Year-Old Killed By Driver, South Williamsburg Residents Resigned To Dangerous Streets

A 10-year-old Hasidic girl was killed by a driver on her way to school last month, yet there is still no outrage from community members. Here's a deep dive into why.

LETTER FROM SWEDEN: Congestion Pricing Will Make New York a World-Class City

The choice is ours, New York: We can live in a nice, calm, pleasant and economically vibrant European-styled civilization, or we can continue to drive ourselves straight to ruin.

ON THE BIAS: NYPD’s ‘Walking While Black’ Ticketing Continues

NYPD officers wrote 467 summonses for crossing mid-block or against the light — and 92 percent went to Blacks or Latinos. The NYPD declined to comment.

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Freed: Maybe Charles Komanoff is Worried That I’m Right on Congestion Pricing

The former City Council member says she doesn't oppose congestion pricing but merely that "a plan this monumental, far-reaching and complicated, that will affect 20 million-plus individuals, requires a full environmental review."

Activists Hail City Commitment to Fewer Trucks

The mayor's promise to rein in delivery warehouses was announced as the the Council's Land-Use Committee took up the mayor's City of Yes for Economic Opportunity zoning change.

Wednesday’s Headlines: Frogger Without Cars Edition

Check out the old arcade game Frogger — set in a world without cars! Plus other news in today's headlines.

Opinion: We Need a Miracle on 42nd Street

Imagine if 42nd Street was transformed from a gritty through-route full of vehicles and fumes into one with much wider sidewalks and bus rapid transit!

Citi Bike Docks Will Charge E-Bikes — But They’re Only on the Sidewalk (For Now)

Officials unveiled New York City's first two Citi Bike stations capable of recharging e-bike batteries on Monday.

Tuesday’s Headlines: ‘Street Wars — Episode I: A New Hope’ Edition

The New York Times's "Street Wars" series get off to a decent start. Plus other news in our daily digest.

Investigations

Car Crashes by City Workers Cost Taxpayers $180M in Payouts Last Year: Report

A record number of victims of crashes involving city employees in city-owned cars filed claims in fiscal year 2023 — and settlements with victims have jumped 23 percent, a new report shows.

GHOST TAGS: Inside NYC’s Black Market for Temporary License Plates

Read all three parts of Jesse Coburn's award-winning investigation.

‘A Very Dangerous Job’: Dozens of NYC School Crossing Guards Injured by Drivers Since 2012, Records Show

As thousands of guards returned to street corners across the city last week for the reopening of public schools, records obtained by Streetsblog reveal the dangers that guards face on the job.

MTA Demotes OMNY Contractor Cubic In Hopes of Speeding Up Commuter Rail Fare Integration

Officials are giving up on Cubic's delayed plans to bring Metro-North and the LIRR into the OMNY-verse.

Microtranist Is Taxpayer Funded Uber, Advocates Warn — And It’s a Threat to Real Transit

American cities are falling for the "false promise" of microtransit, a top transportation union argues — and we're all going to be the ones who pay for it.

Monday’s Headlines: Road Safety is No Accident Edition

There were two big stories over the weekend — and both were about street safety. Plus other news.

Garbage Company Involved in Fatal Crash Will Ply Streets of Eastern Queens, Too

The private garbage company whose truck driver struck and killed a Manhattan pedestrian on Thursday according to police has won the right to pick up trash in a wide swath of Southeast Queens, raising concern for safety there.

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Congestion Pricing

DOT Proposes Bus Lanes To Speed Up Crosstown Transit In Upper Manhattan

Bus lanes are coming to 96th Street as part of a handful of last minute transit and streetscape changes for congestion pricing.

Letter from Sweden: Congestion Pricing is Going to Be Great … With a Few Bumps

Swedes, even drivers, were stunned to hear that a majority of New York-area residents oppose congestion pricing.

The Next Fight: Which Gov’t Vehicles will Get Congestion Pricing Exemptions?

Certain government vehicles will be exempt from paying the congestion pricing toll, but which ones? And how? Let the Explainer explain it all to you.

Wednesday’s Headlines: Trump Posts About Congestion Pricing Edition

Donald Trump comments on congestion pricing — no surprise, he's against it. Plus more news.