Before and After: A rendering of a car-free Broadway at 7th Ave., Times Square, looking north. Download a larger image. New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan unveiled plans to pedestrianize a large swath of Broadway in Midtown Manhattan at a small briefing in City Hall this morning. Intended to improve motor vehicle traffic flow, […]
If you couldn’t be at Madison Square yesterday, not to worry — Robin Urban Smith brings us the video highlights from the big bike-share press conference with Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, NYC business leaders, and progressive politicos.
New York City is plagued by speeding drivers. According to Transportation Alternatives, 39 percent of motorists drive in excess of the city’s 30 mph speed limit, regardless of the presence of pedestrians or even school children. Its ubiquity notwithstanding, speeding is far from a victimless crime. Speeding-related crashes killed 71 people in the city in […]
This photo simulation offers a glimpse of what New York City bike-share will look like. At this hour, DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson and a group of electeds are announcing details of the program — to feature 10,000 bikes at some 600 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn — at Madison Square. We’ll […]
Summer Streets will return this August. NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan today announced dates for the fifth iteration of the city’s premier car-free event. Seven miles of Manhattan streets, from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, will be open to pedestrians from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 4, 11 and 18. “For three […]
Friday is National Bike to Work Day, and to celebrate, Transportation Alternatives will have coffee, snacks and commuter bags for cyclists at six locations — two in Manhattan and four on East River bridges. T.A. will be educating bicyclists about civic riding on NYC streets, and helping riders team up with buddies who share their […]