Today’s Headlines

  • Speeding Is Like a Contagious Disease, And NYC Isn’t Doing Enough Vaccination (News)
  • 20 Mobile Speed Cams Will Be Rotated to Different High-Priority Schools By End of Year (WNYC, News)
  • Weiner Takes Lead in New Mayoral Poll (WSJ 12)
  • De Blasio: Bike Lanes Worth Removal of Parking, Traffic Lanes (CBS)
  • Mark-Viverito, Weprin, Garodnick, Palma, Vacca, Dickens Vying for Council Speakership (Observer)
  • The Post Is Sure Its War Against Bike-Share Station Is Doomed Because Ed Skyler Lives in Soho
  • “Law Enforcement Source” to Post: Jay-Z Concert in Street on B’Way Will Be “Off The Hook”
  • Two Drivers Want to Join Flimsy Red Light Cam Suit, and the News Has It Covered
  • Lander Trying to Fast-Track Safety Plan for Deadly Ocean Parkway Corner (Ditmas Park Corner)
  • Jersey City Police Arrest Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Cyclist Natasha Caicedo, 34 (WSJ)
  • After Getting Cut Off, Driver Stabs Man at Flatbush and Myrtle (Bklyn Paper)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • carma

    I love how the post STILL continues its futile war against bike share stating how its sooooo unpopular by nitpicking on the silly petrosino argument.

    while i was riding this morning, i passed by several stations with VERY little remaining bikes, and when i docked at 41st & 8th at PA, there were no bikes remaining.

    i think we’ve come to the point where there are already shortages in bikes. so what do we need? MORE bikes, not less. this is the reality. im just wondering how the post will react to there subreality.

  • Anonymous

    That Daily News article about speeding seems to be in the wrong place. When did the News begin thinking that speeding was a problem?

  • Mark

    The Daily News article makes very little sense…
    “If we have to get hit by a car, we’ll take a “distracted driver” on his cellphone, driving the speed limit, over a speeding driver any day.”

    Well yes, if a collision is inevitable I’d rather get hit by an object with less momentum. But the odds of there being a collision in the first place are vastly lower with the driver looking where they’re going, regardless of speed

  • Reader

    The Post last week: Rich people have the power and influence to move bike share stations!

    The Post this week: Rich people have the power and influence to keep bike share stations where they are!

    The only thing the Post hates more than bikes is consistency.

  • Bolwerk

    Term limits has just lead to a game of musical chairs, where the good-ish guys get thrown out and the evil (no -ish) ones are left to duke it out for other positions of power.

  • Bronxite

    I hope the speed camera program is quickly expanded with fixed cameras too. To permanently stop speeding on specific stretches where it is a huge problem.

  • Daphna

    Moveable cameras are better than fixed. Drivers do not know where the cameras will be. They will need to slow down around all school areas in fear that there might be a camera there. With fixed cameras they quickly learn where they will get a ticket and where they can speed with impunity, and then they only slow down at those specific locations. It is better to keep them guessing…

  • Bolwerk

    SBS and any future street-running light rail should have cameras too.

  • Anonymous

    When I last visited England, it had cameras that were not only fixed, but also prominently advertised (as in “Speed camera 100 m ahead” signs, with the camera marked with fluorescent yellow paint or something like that). They said they worked, and making them so obvious helped deflect the criticism about “stealth speed traps to make money”.

    You may think drivers would only slow for the camera and then speed up again, and that’s certainly true to some extent, but I remember reading that studies showed that the traffic calming effect spread further away from the cameras than one might expect. And even if drivers only slow down for the camera, they can still serve as a sort of “speed bump”, to be applied in particular trouble areas, such as in front of schools.

    There were also rumors that some of the prominently displayed speed cameras were actually decoys…

  • Bronxite

    Mobile cameras are typically located inside parked vans. Overtime, drivers become accustom to spotting them. Fixed cameras in combination can permanently reduce speeding in areas where it’s a common issue.

  • Kevin Love

    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
    adored by little statesman and philosophers and divines.
    With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. – Emerson

  • guptil

    Oh wow, that’s the least self-aware quote I’ve ever read. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a quote from that very same day advocating the opposite for a cop.
    Fuck man, these assholes think this party’ll never end, but the longer it goes the worse it’s gonna be.