Today’s Headlines

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Larry Littlefield

    “You go back to the last campaign and I was talking about the bike lanes and the needs to have communities involved in the planning of those bike lanes, and the fact that they were being dumped on people or dumped on communities without consultation. So I am not against bike lanes. I am in favor of working with communities to make sure you get it right.”

    That is, campaign contributors get a veto.

    The most annoying thing about that article is that public services are being gutted in the highest tax burden city out there, and Thompson is being asked about bike lanes. Why didn’t someone ask him why he didn’t to more to fight the debt increases and pension enhancements — and demand more pension funding — when he was Comptroller? While he should have been protection our future, he was an empty suit.

  • Mark

    From the News article about speeding on PPW, it sounds like Jim Walden and NBBL are concerned that DOT has not done enough to reduce speeding on PPW. I would suggest that DOT accept their statements and concerns at face value and reach out to them to get NBBL’s suggestions for what can be done to further reduce speeding on PPW.

  • Mark Walker

    Planned shrinkage may be the best option for cities that have more suburban flab than urban backbone.

  • ddartley

    Bill DeBlasio, the Public Advocate for non-residents of NYC.

  • molly

    and that tweet contains one of the most egregious interpretations of “liberate” i’ve heard in awhile.

  • J:Lai

    The cities experiencing the most “shrinkage” are by and large not the ones with suburban flab, but older cities built around industries that no longer employ as many as they once did. Houston does not have a problem with shrinkage; Detroit does.

  • ddartley

    Checking in hours later, I’m flattered like any time I make it into the “word on the street,” but have changed my mind a bit. No, I don’t think the city should bend over backwards to make on-street parking free and easy, but I have to admit that I think my original comment was a bit Manhattan-centric.

  • Sean

    I filled out that form and wrote the following:

    Location: Citywide
    How long has this been a problem?: All my life

    Additional details:
    Adding more legal parking will only encourage additional driving and further congest our streets. Don’t we have enough cars clogging the streets of our City? Please consider converting these spaces in ways that better the majority of city residents, not just the car-owning minority. This is a great opportunity for for taxi stands, sidewalk cafes, curb extensions, parklets, and bicycle parking, among other new creative uses.

  • Jass

    Re: Cars in parks.

    How about starting by banning cars on Fridays? Fridays typically have less commuters than other weekdays because when people take a day off, they pick Fridays, and many also chose to work four 10-hour days, again, taking off Fridays.

    Lets see if there’s a carapocolypse on Fridays. It’s likely traffic will see no change, so we can go from there.

  • tom

    God bless Bill DiBlasio.