Ben Fried on “The Brian Lehrer Show” Today [Updated]

Ben, along with Yonah Freemark of The Transport Politic, will be on WNYC this morning to talk about Mayor Bloomberg’s transit platform. The segment should air between 10:30 and 11.

Update 10:45 a.m.: The segment is on now. 


Alex Marshall on Brian Lehrer Show, Like, Now

Streetsblog contributor Alex Marshall will be on this morning’s Brian Lehrer Show to talk about his post from last week on cyclists and traffic laws. The show starts at 10:00. Marshall’s segment has top billing on the Lehrer Show web page, so it will probably be one of the first segments be airing at 10:40 […]

Eyes on the Street… All of Them

NYC Blog directs our attention to the map above, which depicts every street in the continental U.S. Map creator Ben Fry (no relation) posts a larger version on his site, and explains it like so: All of the streets in the lower 48 United States: an image of 26 million individual road segments. No other […]

Eyes on the Street: The 158th Street Connector

The paint is down on what will be a short two-way bike lane on 158th Street in Washington Heights, part of a package of DOT improvements [PDF] to make biking and walking safer between the Hudson River Greenway and the recently reopened High Bridge linking Upper Manhattan to the Bronx. This segment runs between the Henry […]

Eyes on the Street: The Nascent First Avenue Bike Lane

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 […]

Study: Most Roads Don’t Pay for Themselves

Most American roads — even the most highly trafficked — are financial losers. That’s a major finding from a new study by the Center for American Progress [PDF]. A financial analysis by the think tank found that about four out of 10 U.S. highways don’t carry enough traffic to generate sufficient revenue to pay for their maintenance […]