Two New Features on Streetsblog

I just wanted to point you to two new features here on Streetsblog.

First, if you want to receive a daily digest of Streetsblog posts via e-mail, enter your address into the little box at the right labeled "Daily e-mail digests." Every morning you will receive the previous day’s postings in your e-mail inbox. Your address won’t be used for anything else.

Second, we’ve got a new Contributions page with all kinds of great new functionality. Here is how to get your stories, photos and tips to Streetsblog:

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Car-Free Space Is an Instant Hit on Broadway

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Here’s the view from 45th Street looking south at about 1 pm today, about 30 minutes after the city Dept. of Transportation closed Broadway to motor vehicle traffic in Midtown. It’s obviously way too soon to judge how this experiment is working but today, at least, car-free Broadway appears to be a huge hit.  If […]

Introducing Our New Comment System

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You may have noticed something different about Streetsblog’s comment system this morning. We’re doing a tech upgrade and introducing a new commenting platform called Disqus, which we hope will enrich the conversation here and make it easier for you to connect with other readers. Disqus is a popular commenting platform and you’ve probably seen it […]

Summer Streets: The Wait Is Over

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Well, almost over. It’s been two and a half months since we first heard that some sort of Ciclovia-style event was coming to New York. Tomorrow, Summer Streets will finally be upon us. To build up the anticipation just a bit more, we’re re-posting this classic from the Streetfilms archive. The spectacle of a 6.9-mile […]

Wanted: Your Photos of Crummy Transit Conditions

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Waiting to board the B44 in Brooklyn. Photo: Benjamin Fried Our latest call for photos was inspired by the picture at right, taken by Streetsblog New York’s own Ben Fried. It’s an all too familiar scene — transit riders crammed together, waiting for a bus (or train) that doesn’t come when it’s supposed to (if […]

How Can We Make Bike Commuting “Normal”?

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Lots of blogs around the Streetsblog Network are tackling issues related to bike commuting this week in honor of the upcoming Bike to Work Day on Friday. Baltimore Spokes weighs in with a post about how employers can tailor workplaces to encourage employees to ride in. Here are a few of their ideas: Inside the […]

Daily News: Is There a Person in Your Parking Spot? Kill Them.

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Ke Hai Du. Photo: Daily News Checkmate. In the unofficial battle for the most irresponsible, over-the-top media endorsement of motorist entitlement, the Daily News took the trophy this morning, declaring that drivers are within their rights to run down human beings who stand between their vehicles and on-street parking. Under an arguably racist headline, News […]