Today’s Headlines

  • Cuomo Wants to Broker Deal, Not Sign Bill, on Livery Cabs (NYT, News)
  • DMV Dropping Vision Test For License Renewal, Trusts People to Self-Certify Eyesight (Post)
  • MTA Adds Two Years to Completion Date for East Side Access, as Feds Predicted (NewsPost)
  • LIC Businesses Want More Free and More Subsidized On-Street Parking (News)
  • News: Since We Don’t Trust Studies, Tinkering With 34th at All Could Only Conceivably Slow Traffic
  • The Post Doesn’t Realize Community Input Already Required For Bike Projects
  • …And Illustrates Story With Vignette of Man Hit By Cyclist, Without Serious Injury. In 2007. (Post)
  • MTA to Sell Real Estate, Including 370 Jay Street and Air Rights Over Bus Depot (WSJ)
  • Massapequa Park to Use Sensors For Electronic Parking Enforcement (Newsday)
  • Two Bronx Subway Stations Set For Renovations (News)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Big Papi

    Increasingly, I find myself fantasizing about taking a baseball bat to the heads of some New York Post and Daily News reporters and editors.

  • Big Papi

    Increasingly, I find myself fantasizing about taking a baseball bat to the heads of some New York Post and Daily News reporters and editors.

  • m to the i

    I mean, the fact that the 3 month community review period is for bike lanes only is a bit ridiculous.  But, honestly, the DOT already does that for much longer periods of time than 3 months.  And I’m sure that if there needs to be a community review to have bicycle lanes put in (since they are such a ‘drastic alteration of the street’), there will also have to be 3 months of community review before bicycle lanes are taken out.

  • > MTA to Sell Real Estate, Including 370 Jay Street and Air Rights Over Bus Depot 

    Man, somebody stop the bleeding! Did MTA miss that whole thing where Jay Walder is leaving to run a transit system that *makes money* by developing its real estate instead of selling it? 

  • ddartley

    What happened to yesterday’s article about a new DOT report about mode share stats?  I was looking forward to reading that.

  • Ian Turner

    Big Papi, I am reminded of Evelyn Beatrice Hall’s famous quotation, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

  • Juan

    You can read TA’s testimony here:
    http://transalt.org/newsroom/testimony/5462

    The main flaw in the bill is that it all bike lanes, no matter how uncontroversial or how minor, require a public hearing and three months of review.

    Maybe this makes sense for “big projects” i.e., parking protected bike lanes, where vehicle travel lanes and parking is effected. Indeed, that’s the current law. But for sharrows? For a bike lane in a park? Up until this bill, these “minor” projects could be painted by DOT with all deliberate speed. This bill will require DOT to wait another three months before applying paint to pavement.

    Surely we can find a way to incorporate the community without unduly delaying safe streets. This bill doesn’t achieve that goal.

  • “DMV Dropping Vision Test For License Renewal, Trusts People to Self-Certify Eyesight”

    What could go wrong?

  • Driver

    Why stop there?  Self certification for road testing.  It probably wouldn’t be much worse than it is now.

  • m to the i

    Can we post an article about how the NYPD are arresting peaceful protesters on behalf of drivers of private vehicles?  http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution  If you watch the live stream of the marches and demonstrations, you will see that the main goal of the police is to keep protesters from marching in the street and blocking even one lane of traffic. People are being pepper sprayed and beat up by police so that people can exert their right to drive a car!  How f-ed up!

  • @cc93ff2a7c2b33333687a18a61b6ced9:disqus It certainly is a big contrast to any picture you might see of demonstrations in the 1930’s, where marchers would take the whole width of the street.