Today’s Headlines

  • State Judge Blocks Livery Street Hail Plan (WSJ)
  • News: Mandatory Helmet Law “Meddlesome, Unnecessary,” Especially With Bike-Share Coming
  • County Execs, Demanding Tappan Zee Transit, Weigh Options Before Key Vote (Newsday)
  • Brooklyn Drunk Driver Speeds Through Red Light, Kills 49-Year-Old Pedestrian William Boney (News)
  • New Long Island Freight Rail Terminal Takes Trucks Off The Road (CBS)
  • Aqueduct Casino Plan Negotiations Collapse (NYT)
  • Schumer, Babylon Convene Long Island Smart Growth Task Force (MTR)
  • Boston Bike-Share Trounces Ridership Projections, All Without a Serious Crash (Globe)
  • Times Readers Sound Off on Bike-Share
  • PPW Antagonist Jim Walden Now National Face of Opposition to Safer Bike Lanes (USA Today)
  • Crain’s Profiles Mega-Developers Related Companies
  • The MTA Already Has Grades for Station Cleanliness (News)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • fj

    This would likely be more spot on:

    Shell Oil law firm Gibson Dunn attorney Jim Walden Now Face of Opposition to Safer Streets and Communities

  • moocow

    Gibson Dunn Lawyer Jim Walden said contrary to FACTS, “…more crashes and injuries have resulted.”

    There, I fixed it.

  • Anonymous
  • Ben Kintisch

    The Boston Globe story about their bike share system, Hubway, is just great. Granted, their system is much smaller than ours will be, but they have passed the quarter million ride mark sooner than expected, without any major accidents. I expect a similar spate of stories from our little city soon: NYC Bike Share ridership exceeds expectations, communities clamoring for an expansion. (And we’ve already seen neighborhoods outside the initial roll-out area doing just that, even before the system has launched!)

  • Ben Kintisch

    Just posted this to the NYDN website:
    Good editorial, Daily News Editors, but let me clarify a few points. This is not the City Council in general proposing a foolish rule, but rather Mr. David Greenfield, vaunted enemy of pedestrian and cyclist safety. If Mr. Greenfield wanted to protect cyclists, he would propose improved bicycle infrastructure in his own district and throughout NYC. What he actually does on a regular basis, though, is fight every proposed safe streets proposal that DOT brings to his neighborhoods. Some might be fooled by this latest publicity stunt to think that Mr. Greenfield wants to protect cyclists, but the opposite is true – he is trying to actively suppress steadily rising bicycle ridership. No major city in the world has attempted to require helmets for adult bike riders. Despite Mr. Greenfield’s silly proposal, NYC certainly won’t either.

  • Ben Kintisch

    Posted to the CBS website:
    As someone who lives in Brooklyn, I support any effort to reduce the number of trucks rumbling through the city streets or on regional highways like the BQE or the LIE. Freight train service is good for everybody, except perhaps the trucking industry. It’s cheaper to move freight this way, makes far less pollution, and saves expensive wear and tear on city streets.