Eyes on the Street: Red Means “Stop” … in the Bus Lane

Streetsblog regular BicyclesOnly is posting shots of Midtown bus lane violators on his Flickr photo stream. He writes:

[T]his cop is manually writing tickets for blocking the bus-only "red lane" on 57th St. instead of dealing with more serious crimes … For every violator ticketed, several others get away scot free. Plus FedEx ends up paying a reduced fine thanks to NYC’s stipulated fine program. Way to rationally manage those streets!

While bus riders wait for cameras and/or concrete curbs to help keep drivers out of the way, we’re seeing the makings of a new public service blog. My Bus Lane, anyone?

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Eyes on the Street: NYC’s Newest Bus Zones on 23rd Street, Jay Street

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DOT crews recently put down new terra cotta paint for buses on 23rd Street in Manhattan and Jay Street in Brooklyn. In the fall, Select Bus Service will bring faster bus service to the M23’s 15,000 daily riders with dedicated lanes, off-board payment, and consolidated bus stops. The bus lanes are set to run eastbound from Ninth Avenue to Second Avenue and westbound […]