Today’s Headlines

  • Bloomberg on Car-Free Central Park: We’re Studying It; Impact Would Be Small (DNAinfo, Transpo Nation)
  • Marcia Kramer, Livable Streets Advocate? (CBS 2)
  • Quinn Tops Mayoral Candidates In Early Cash Race (NYT)
  • More on NBBL’s Latest Legal Gambit: Subpoenas to DOT, Brad Lander (Transpo Nation)
  • City Adds 70 Electric Cars to Fleet (Post)
  • Nicole Gelinas: Freeze Wages At MTA For Next Three Years (Post)
  • Squadron: Add Weekend Service to Crowded L and F Trains (Eagle)
  • Second Avenue Subway Construction Moves Apace, Threatened By Budget Deficits (News)
  • Long Island Downtown Revitalization Plan Draws NIMBYs Opposed to All Apartments (Newsday)
  • How Do You Mark Prospect Park Lanes for Bikes & Peds When Cars Rule at Rush Hour? (Bklyn Paper)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Walter Nonkite

    “Marica Kramer, Livable Streets Advocate?”

    Nope.  She just wants to embarrass Bloomberg.  And his hypocritical stance on a car-free Central Park is the kind of thing media types like her love, like criticizing Al Gore for owning a big house of flying on a CO2-spewing private jet.

    Not that I can blame her.  Bloomberg’s logic seems to be that inhaling cigarette smoke in the park is hazardous to your health, but inhaling car exhaust in the park is totally okay.

  • Anonymous

    How much influence do the NBBL people have within the Prospect Park Alliance?  In other words, how skeptical do I have to be about efforts to address safety on the loop?  This is a serious question, not a rhetorical question.

  • Anonymous

    How much influence do the NBBL people have within the Prospect Park Alliance?  In other words, how skeptical do I have to be about efforts to address safety on the loop?  This is a serious question, not a rhetorical question.

  • Anonymous

    How much influence do the NBBL people have within the Prospect Park Alliance?  In other words, how skeptical do I have to be about efforts to address safety on the loop?  This is a serious question, not a rhetorical question.

  • Nicole Gelinas should have her wages frozen for two years first an see what that is like. Bet she would not like that. 

  • J:Lai

    I love how NOW people are upset about the MTA service cuts that have led to reduced night/weekend service … like no one could have forseen that as a logical consequence of inadequate funding.
    Oh, I forgot, must be the 2 sets of books.  A “forensic audit” should uncover a few billion of extra revenue.

  • J:Lai

    I love how NOW people are upset about the MTA service cuts that have led to reduced night/weekend service … like no one could have forseen that as a logical consequence of inadequate funding.
    Oh, I forgot, must be the 2 sets of books.  A “forensic audit” should uncover a few billion of extra revenue.

  • Shemp

    How does the Mayor holding out the possibility that cars could be barred from the park amount to hypocrisy? Are we reading the same articles?  This actually represents a shift in his position if you’ve been paying attention.

  • Shemp

    How does the Mayor holding out the possibility that cars could be barred from the park amount to hypocrisy? Are we reading the same articles?  This actually represents a shift in his position if you’ve been paying attention.

  • Shemp

    How does the Mayor holding out the possibility that cars could be barred from the park amount to hypocrisy? Are we reading the same articles?  This actually represents a shift in his position if you’ve been paying attention.

  • Vaild

     Iris Weinshall is on the PPA board.

  • What makes you think that they haven’t been frozen? The newspaper business isn’t exactly booming, you know.

  • Loopy

    Of course, given that the NiBBLers think the PPW bike path should be eliminated and replicated with two-way bike traffic on the park loop, one would think they would be heavily invested in making said loop as safe as possible.

    Except their idea for two-way biking on the loop would make it appreciable less safe.

  • Anonymous

    “Iris Weinshall is on the PPA board.”

    That whole cabal is part of PPA, right? I don’t mean to be a complete cynic, but my level of cynicism has been boosted significantly in the past year.  Here’s hoping Neighbors for the Running Over of Cyclists or Seniors for Danger don’t corrupt a reasonable effort to make the park better.

  • Jeff

    Could NBBL possibly use a car-free Prospect Park as a bargaining chip to removing the PPW cycletrack?

    Re-reading my comment makes me wonder who the hell NBBL is to make that kind of decision, but apparently that’s the kind of world we’re living in.

  • Mr. Kittles

    “Bike Mike”?  Marcia Kramer says “some” are calling him that?  I have never heard any of my friends or anyone in the adovacacy community or anyone at City Hall or ANY ONE period call him that.  Where does she get this stuff?

  • wkgreen

    @Loopy. How could they make the PPW loop 2 ways for bicycles without eliminating cars? NBBL has always put forward the prospect of a 2 way inner road as a bargaining chip, but, to my knowledge, has never explicitly laid out how it would work. To have both cars AND bi-directional cycling without widening the roadway, however, would be chaotic in the extreme.

  • Controversy arose when some began calling Mr. Kittles, “Miss. Kitty.”

  • Anonymous

    It’s odd that people seem to be mad at the MTA and not politicians.  Money buys services

  • Anonymous

    you mean the person who SOME are calling Marcia MAIMer.  the highlight of the story is:
    “I think it’s a bad idea. I think they should let them go through. It
    eases traffic on the other streets,” Paramus, N.J. resident Nancy
    Balducci said.

  • Driver

    The MTA is also a poster child of mismanagement.  Pouring more water into a leaky pool will keep you swimming, but it is wasteful and inefficient.