Today’s Headlines

  • Cuomo Administration Defends TZB Toll Projections, But Cuomo Says They’re Too High (TransNat, AP)
  • Gelinas: If Tappan Zee Construction Numbers Don’t Add Up, Gov Can Always Kick the Debt Can (Post)
  • Is Transportation Alternatives the Most Powerful Force in New York City Government? (NYT)
  • Brooklyn Cyclist Gets Four Tickets in Single Stop (Gothamist); Daily News Doubles Down on Bike Hate
  • Luis Ruiz, 81, Fatally Struck by Two Drivers in Canarsie; One Flees the Scene (DNA)
  • Cops Hit Dirt Bike With Cruiser in Hunts Point, Killing 1; NYPD: There Was No Chase (DNA, Post, NY1)
  • Cab Drivers Observing Ramadan Work 12-Hour Shifts Without Food or Drink (TransNat)
  • Cap’n Transit Looks Back at the Shifting Widths of Manhattan’s Sidewalks
  • All of London’s New Nissan Cabs Will Be Wheelchair-Accessible (Capital)
  • The Onion Should Hire These Staten Island Motorists for Its American Voices Column (Advance)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Anonymous

    Based on my own experiences not being ticketed, I can only conclude one of two things:

    The city is for some reason targeting Segal for harassment, or:

    Perhaps he really does ride in a way that requires modification.

    The articles do not provide the information to determine which of these is correct.

  • Bolwerk

    Someone needs to pull a reverse-Christie on that idiot bridge. If there isn’t a concrete promise of solid mass transit it shouldn’t be built. Commuter buses are not an answer. Turning the current structure into a bridge for MNRR would be fine.

    “Is Transportation Alternatives the Most Powerful Force in New York City Government?” No.

  • Ed I. Torial

    Man gets four tickets on a bike: the Daily News editorial board is ON IT. Elderly man killed by two drivers: the Daily News editorial board is SILENT.

  • Anonymous

    We need to put the heat on the Daily News for publishing a letter to the editor yesterday that called for violence against cyclists. Imagine if a letter-writer had called for speeding drivers to be run off
    the road… or had even called for slashing the tires of illegally-parked
    cars. A letter like that never would’ve been published. But they have no problem with printing a letter from a kook in New Jersey who advocates “[carrying] canes or umbrellas and shove them into the spokes when threatened by a moving bike.”

    They obviously have no shame, but this has gone too far.

  • In the 1920s, when a driver near Wall Street killed a small boy, a riot ensued and the driver had to be rescued by the police department for fear that the mob would hang him from a light pole. My how times have changed . . . 

  • The NYPD kills more cyclists in a week than cyclists have killed pedestrians in the last 3 years.

  • Joshbrent

    is it your position that Segal didn’t deserve the tickets he received? 

  • @3dce64d9009e981670ecc841d1528c0b:disqus if you think the Daily News published David Segal’s story simply to start a debate about whether this particular cyclist deserved his tickets, I have a bike path in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you.

  • Anonymous

    Multiple red light tickets at once seems a bit excessive. I wonder if a state trooper could get away with telling a driver: “I was following you and saw you exceed the speed limit three times. I’m going to write you three speeding tickets!”

  • Anonymous

    Oh, and don’t get me started on the ticket for the offense of disagreeing with cop… er… disorderly conduct.

  • moocow

    I know a guy from Windsor Terrace that was riding to work, ran, I think 4 lights, with a cop car following him, and was ticketed 4 times.  Somehow the bill came out to around $1200, so it may have been 5 lights. 
    And good on you Streetsblog readers who commented the News’ story, bringing up unreported hit and run ped deaths, definitely is in stark contrast to their bike shaming.

  • Ian Turner
  • fj

    What has happened in the last few years is not an aberration; the pace has been glacial, the expectations way too low; climate change tipping points will ultimately force dramatic changes in net zero mobility solutions necessary for survival.

    re: Is Transportation Alternatives the Most Powerful Force In New York City Government? (NYT)