Today’s Headlines

  • New Pedestrian Plaza at Bronx Hub Emerging as Centerpiece of Neighborhood Revitalization (WSJ)
  • Times Editorial Urges Cuomo to Sign Bloomberg Taxi Bill
  • Binghamton Leaders Hope Cuomo Signs Complete Streets Law (YNN)
  • Suffolk County Has Region’s Highest Bike Fatality Rate, With Hispanics Most in Danger (MTR)
  • Bystanders Gathered Around Lamar Odom, Not Teen Killed in Crash (News)
  • Almost Half of Subway Fare-Beaters Are Children (News)
  • Post: Will Midtown Traffic Cams Make Up for Bike Lanes and Plazas?
  • In Carroll Gardens, Bike Parking Will Keep Cars Out of Daylighting Zone (Bklyn Paper)
  • John Samuelson, Nicole Gelinas Argue Transit Worker Layoffs, Pay Freeze (Post, Torch)
  • Congestion Pricing: Politically Impossible, or Politically Inevitable? (City Hall)
  • Connecticut Continues to Buy New Cars for New Haven Line, Though Fare Hike Rankles Some (Post)
More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill
  • Anonymous

    Noah, I read the story to say that it was the motorcycle that hit and killed the teen, not the car the Odom was riding in. 

  • speakeasies: you’re right. I quickly read it as the motorcycle hitting Odom’s car, which spun into the teen, which wasn’t correct. It’s changed now. 

  • car free nation

    re: kids as fare beaters. The story doesn’t mention the fact that most of those kids probably had free metrocards and lost them. Schools only supply one per kid per semester, and it’s easy to lose them (I don’t think we’ve ever gone more than two months without a lost card.) I think it’d make more sense to say all kids ride free from 7-9 in the morning, and 3-6 at night on school days. They’re probably going to and from school anyway, and it would make it easier and faster on the buses.

    Hell, I think kids should always ride for free.

  • Kids are free if:

    The fare for a subway or local bus ride is $2.25*. The fare for an express bus ride is $5.50. If you qualify for reduced fare, you can travel for half fare. Up to three children 44 inches tall and under ride for free on subways and local buses when accompanied by a fare paying adult. Infants (under two years of age) ride express buses free if the child sits on the lap of the accompanying adult.

  • moocow

    There are some good comments on the Bklyn Paper piece, like actually good.
    BP really can’t help themselves when it comes to muckraking, can they?

    I think they linked to a photo of mine of a crash at that intersection. A call box prevented two cars from going into Bar Great Harry and further down the sidewalk. Glad that intersection is being changed.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously, they had to really do some contortions to make that one sound inflammatory.

  • Mark Walker

    PIX11’s smarmy Monica Morales aired a putrid story last night on the forthcoming Brooklyn pedestrian plaza. Entirely negative, not a figleaf of an attempt at balance.

  • Mark Walker

    PIX11’s smarmy Monica Morales aired a putrid story last night on the forthcoming Brooklyn pedestrian plaza. Entirely negative, not a figleaf of an attempt at balance.

  • James Murdoch

    Interesting that the WSJ is emerging as a reliable mainstream source for positive livable streets news, outflanking the agenda-driven Times.

  • Bolwerk

    I don’t really find the idea of Nicole Gelinas and John Samuelson yelling at each other from across the short bus very edifying.

  • Bolwerk

    I don’t really find the idea of Nicole Gelinas and John Samuelson yelling at each other from across the short bus very edifying.