Today’s Headlines

  • Tonight: Obama Jobs Speech Heavy on The Infrastructure (Politico, WaPo)
  • Citing Deficient Bridges and Job Security, Schumer Calls for Transpo Bill Extension (Scribd)
  • Tom Vanderbilt: Drivers Who Begrudge Sadik-Khan Don’t Know What’s Good for Them (Observer)
  • Commendable Coverage of East Harlem Bike Lanes From DNAinfo
  • Lower Manhattan Streets, Pedestrian Bridges to Be Closed for 9/11 Anniversary (Post)
  • Man Sentenced to 2 to 10 Years for Hit-and-Run Death of Staten Island Motorist (NY1)
  • City Drivers Wish Other City Drivers Didn’t Drive; Or: To the “New York” Post, All Commuters Are Motorists
  • Toronto’s Pedestrian Scramble Latest Target of Motorhead Mayor Rob Ford (Globe and Mail)
  • EDF Economist Gernot Wagner: Riding a Bike Is a Noble Gesture. Also Futile. (NYT)
  • Fashion Center Launches City’s First Bike-Share (DNAinfo, WNYC)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Larry Littlefield

    America’s sweetheart run over.  I wonder what the details are.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/08/us-reesewitherspoon-idUSTRE7870K920110908

  • Bolwerk

    Well, it’s nice to see someone state the obvious: congestion isn’t good for drivers either, and cutting it down does drivers good. It needs to be said more often: a congestion charge would lift all boats.

  • J

    Jeff Mays may very well be the best transportation writer in the city. He has been writing fair and balanced news articles about transportation in the city. This article about the CB11 meeting, includes both sides of the story, without reverting to stereotypes and fear mongering. He even delves into the nuances of the very legitimate merchant delivery and parking concerns, and how DOT was addressing them by going door to door for businesses and examining creating side-street delivery and metered parking zones. Great work, Jeff!