Skip to Content
Streetsblog New York City home
Streetsblog New York City home
Log In
Bicycling

Happy Halloween From Clarence the Purple Traffic Wizard

Streetfilms' Clarence Eckerson took to the streets in costume to check on the progress of DOT's new 9th Avenue physically separated bike lane. The pleasant surprises continue as new signs, markings and cyclist-oriented traffic signals have recently appeared. Although driver behavior continues to improve, there are still a few problems to highlight, as well.

If you enjoyed this Clarence Special (or, at least, were not frightened by it) check out the others in the series: Clarence: The Traffic Calming Sasquatch & Clarence: The Traffic Calming Maniac. Happy Halloween!

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

Tuesday’s Headlines: Valley of Political Death Edition

Did you see the new poll showing congestion pricing is really unpopular? Ignore it! Good times are coming. Plus other news in today's headlines.

April 23, 2024

Open Streets Groups Warn of Extra Red Tape to Run Events

Two weeks notice for hopscotch or a yoga class?

April 23, 2024

Monday’s Headlines: A Federal Case over Parking Edition

We're flicking our bicycle bell over a big scoop last week that no one picked up on...yet. Plus other news.

April 22, 2024

Hochul, Legislators Reach Toll Evasion Crackdown Deal

Higher fines for covering a plate and for not paying tolls are part of the budget deal inked on Saturday.

April 22, 2024

Behind the Scenes: How Gov. Hochul Got ‘Sammy’s Law’ Over the Finish Line

Opponents didn't want to put their name on a no vote for the life-saving measure.

April 22, 2024
See all posts