Drunk Driver Kills Cyclist on Hudson River Greenway

Gothamist has the sad, outrageous story.

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Council Member Lappin Calls for Citywide Street Safety Office

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Jessica Lappin, the sponsor of new street safety legislation. Image: NY Real Estate Law Blog. In order to create a more tightly integrated public policy on safer streets, Council Member Jessica Lappin introduced legislation yesterday to create a new Office of Road Safety within the Department of Transportation. Lappin imagines the office creating a citywide […]
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Finally, a Little Accountability for State DOTs on Bike and Pedestrian Safety

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In a win for bike and pedestrian safety, the Federal Highway Administration announced yesterday that it will require state transportation agencies to do something they have never had to do before: set goals to reduce bike and pedestrian fatalities, and track progress toward attaining those goals. The news is part of FHWA’s roll-out of several “performance measures” […]

NYPD Transpo Big: Pedestrian Safety Ranks Behind Motorist Happiness

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NYPD’s Joseph Ellis. Photo: NYC.gov If there is any doubt about NYPD’s callous attitude toward the safety of millions of New York City pedestrians, consider the recent testimony of Joseph Ellis, traffic manager for the Traffic Intelligence Unit. At last week’s pedestrian safety summit at Elmhurst Hospital Center — where auto-inflicted injuries lead all causes […]