Eyes on the Street: Countdown to August 9

A tipster sends this shot, snapped at the bicycle shelter on Broadway and 17th Street. The first Summer Streets Saturday is 10 days away. Have you seen the promo?

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Eyes on the Street: The Nascent First Avenue Bike Lane

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The beginnings of the First Avenue protected bike lane, at St. Mark’s Place. Photo: Ben Fried It’s not finished yet, but some segments of the First Avenue bike lane are quite rideable. I used about eight blocks of it this weekend. This Saturday, I was able to bike from my apartment in Prospect Heights to […]

Et Tu, Mister Softee?

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Mister Softee set up shop on the Prince Street bike lane near the corner of Broadway this weekend. Note the pedestrians squeezing through the narrow strip of sidewalk between the ice cream truck and the subway railing. Prince Street, you may recall, was slated to go car-free on Sunday’s all summer long until the SoHo […]

Segway Users: The Other Minority

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This is the second essay from Alex Marshall. As a journalist and author Alex has written extensively on transportation issues, he is a senior fellow at the Regional Plan Association where he edits the bi-weekly Spotlight on the Region newsletter. A guy on a Segway rolled by me the other day on 15th street to […]

Eyes on the Street: Wrong Way

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I’m really into this signage, spotted by Flickr user c34 on Broadway at 18th Street. I think the bike symbol should be bigger, but in general, NYC should have more of these. What’s your take?

Eyes on the Street: More Room to Walk Near Penn Station

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Colorful new sidewalk extension along 32nd Street near Penn Station. pic.twitter.com/PLxiiMa0L8 — Tri-State (@Tri_State) July 21, 2015 Temporary sidewalk extensions are in on 32nd Street near Penn Station. As Streetsblog reported in June, this is one element of a larger effort, spearheaded by Vornado Realty Trust in partnership with the city, to make more room […]

Eyes on the Street: The 78th Precinct Gets Its Bike Corral

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After a request from 78th Precinct commanding officer Captain Frank DiGiacomo, DOT has installed a four-rack bike corral in front of the precinct house on Bergen Street in Prospect Heights. N. Wayne Bailey, chair of the precinct’s community council, snapped photos of the new bike parking yesterday. The 78th Precinct has established a reputation for supporting livable […]