Today’s Headlines

  • Alta Wins Portland Bike-Share Contract, Says Citi Bike On Schedule for March (Bklyn Spoke)
  • MTA Inspector General Finds Systemic Cost Overruns for LIRR Maintenance (PostNews)
  • Bruce Ratner Worries About Barclays Center Traffic, Too (CapNY)
  • NYPD Reportedly Looking for Video of Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed Terence Connor (Gothamist)
  • Attorneys for Accused DWI Killer Kevin Spellman Want Beer Can Evidence Tossed (R’dale Press)
  • Accused DWI Killer Brian McGurk Pleads Not Guilty to Homicide, Leaving Scene (NY1)
  • Pedestrian Struck by Minivan Driver on Ocean Parkway; “No Criminality Suspected” (DNA)
  • City Marshal Rams Wrong-Way Driver, Whose Car Slams Into LES Market (Gothamist)
  • Astoria Restaurant Starts Petition for Bike Corral After DOT Caved to Community Board 1 (DNA)
  • City Mulls Ban on Sidewalk Stands on Congested Main Street in Flushing (QChron)
  • Bobby Valentine Crashed His Bike in Central Park (Gothamist)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Bolwerk

    Flushing could really use wider sidewalks.

  • Daphna

    Don’t forget: tonight 7pm. 250 West 87th Street.  The Transportation Committee of Manhattan Community Board 7 will be discussing extending the Columbus Avenue bike lane up to 110th and down to 59th St. and also the possibility of adding an uptown bike lane on Amsterdam.  The chair of co-chair of this Transportation Committee are anti-bike.  They tend to be against reclaiming any street space for pedestrians or cyclists (such as sidewalk widening, curb extensions, curb bulb outs, pedestrians islands, green space, etc).  Even when there is excess street capacity for motorists leading to dangerous speeding, they still are against safety-enhancing changes.  At a past meeting they would not let the public speak who had come in support of the already installed Columbus bike lane and only wanted to hear from those who disliked it.  It is important for the public to come and show the committee their support for street re-designs that give more adequate space to vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists.