Pedestrian Safety Discussion on Brian Lehrer Now

Brian Lehrer is talking pedestrian safety on WNYC right now, with TA’s Wiley Norvell and Thomas Yu of Community Board 3. The discussion is centered on, but not limited to, Chinatown, following last week’s pedestrian fatalities.

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Hey Brian Lehrer — Traffic Congestion Is Not a Vision Zero Tactic

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This morning on WNYC Brian Lehrer said he didn’t understand why Mayor de Blasio would want to penalize Uber for making traffic congestion worse, since the mayor is “causing congestion purposely” to make streets safer for walking and biking. Here’s an excerpt: They want to make driving in the city as unpalatable as possible so people […]

De Blasio: “Transportation Determines Opportunity, Livability, Biz Climate”

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On WNYC this morning, Brian Lehrer posed the best transportation question of the 2013 mayoral campaign, asking Bill de Blasio, “Have you thought about transportation as one of your tools to fight inequality?” Here’s what the mayoral frontrunner said: Transportation determines opportunity, livability, business climate. For many people, the absence of affordable transportation, in outer-borough […]

Today’s Headlines

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Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Two Pedestrians in Cypress Hills (News) Driver Kills Man on 12th Ave at 46th Street; No Charges (News) Politico, DNA Cover de Blasio’s Comments to Brian Lehrer on the L Train Shutdown Optimistic Takes on What the Mayor’s Saying About Car-Free 14th Street (Post, AMNY) Why London’s Fare Payment System Makes Sense for the […]

“Modal Bias” on Brian Lehrer Today at 11:20 am

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Streetsblog editor Aaron Naparstek will be talking with Brian and others about why motorists, cyclists and pedestrians don’t seem to get along too well these days. Feel free to call in. 93.9 FM. From the WNYC web site: Why cyclists, drivers and pedestrians can’t just get along, with Aaron Naparstek, editor of Streetsblog, a blog […]

Today’s Headlines

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Cuomo’s Federal Aid Request Is No Sure Thing (NYT) No Refunds for Pre-Sandy MetroCards (NYT, Post) Christie to End Gas Rationing; Bloomberg: “Let’s Ride With It.” (CBS, Post) Cashless Tolls Now in Effect on the Henry Hudson Bridge (DNA) At Least 20 Hurt, Including Pedestrian and Bus Riders, in Four Lincoln Tunnel Crashes (DNA, NY1) […]