Streetfilms Shorties: West Side Highway Crash Aftermath

A crash shut down the southbound West Side Highway for about two hours during the morning rush yesterday. The Times reported that a northbound driver catapulted into the southbound lanes, colliding with a
southbound vehicle near 125th Street shortly before 7:00 a.m. Three people were
injured and taken to St. Luke’s Hospital.

I was riding by on the West Side bike path two hours later and shot this footage.


Inwood Cyclist Injured at Broadway and Riverside Last Evening

A cyclist was struck and injured by a driver at the intersection of Riverside and Broadway at Dyckman Street, in Inwood, Wednesday evening. The victim, a male in his 40s, was transported to Presbyterian Hospital in the Bronx, according to FDNY (the spokesperson was presumably referring to the Allen Pavilion on Broadway at W. 220th […]

Is This a Downtown Street or a Surface Highway?

Indianapolis recently decided to convert two downtown streets — West New York and West Michigan — from one-way speedways to calmer, two-way streets. The changes should help make the city’s downtown campus area more walkable, but now it looks like the city is compensating for those traffic changes by turning another street — West Street — into even […]