Today’s Headlines

  • QPoll Shows Two to One Support For Bike-Share System (News)
  • … But Daily News Prints Four Anti-Bike Screeds in Letters Section
  • Westchester League of Women Voters Blasts State For Stripping Transit From Tappan Zee (LoHud)
  • State Looks to Tolls to Pay For New Tappan Zee (Transpo Nation)
  • Should Some NJ Transit Buses Skip Port Authority, Load on East Side Streets? (Star-Ledger)
  • Dashane Santana’s Grandmother Fights to Rename Dangerous Delancey For Slain Teen (DNAinfo)
  • Mean Streets: With Gersh in Charge, the Times’ Local Transpo Coverage Is All About Conflict
  • Car-Free Fulton Mall Still a Retail All-Star (WSJ)
  • MTA May Contract Out Retail Operations in East Side Access Concourse (Crain’s)
  • EDC Chief Calls For Construction Industry Reform, More Infrastructure Spending (Real Deal)
  • In Greenpoint, Battle For Sidewalk Space Pits Brunch Against Churchgoers (NYT)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Larry Littlefield

    “QPoll Shows Two to One Support For Bike-Share System (News)
    … But Daily News Prints Four Anti-Bike Screeds in Letters Section”

    I’m really beginnig to think that for my children and possible grandchilden to have a decent life in this country, we need a big dose of “creative destruction.”  The old institutions are just too encumbered by the past.

  • Glenn

    The Q-Poll also had some negative polls in Queens, Brookyln and Staten saying people don’t want any more bike lanes in their neighborhood. This is where the framing needs to be improved. Bike lanes sound like a special interest group getting what they want. The way to frame this is about complete streets – self enforcing infrastructure that makes crossing streets safer for seniors, slows cars down to the speed limit, reducing sidewalk cycling, etc. The safety data around bike lanes is what should be the selling point.

    But after bike share comes to town, the lanes themselves will be even more popular.