Today’s Headlines

  • Will Speaker Heastie Come Out for the Move NY Plan? (Capital)
  • AMNY: “It’s Time to Hit the Reset Button” on NYC’s Toll System
  • Yesterday’s Rally to Keep NYC Streets Congested Looks Rather Sparsely Attended (Post)
  • Free Bridges Aren’t Free — Taxpayers Will Shell Out $600M to Repair Brooklyn Bridge (News)
  • Rory Lancman Joins the Ranks of Pols Out to Weaken the Right-of-Way Law (News)
  • De Blasio Housing Plan Expected to Get a Hard Time From City Council (Crain’s)
  • Staten Island’s Stapleton Development Could Be Model for “Proactive Pedestrian Safety Design” (Advance)
  • State DOT Dresses Up Kosciuszko Widening With Bike Path (Bklyn Paper)
  • Cab Driver Pins Woman Against Other Cab From Behind; No Charges (DNA)
  • The Times‘ Tappan Zee Bridge Sycophancy Continues
  • How NYC Taught Kids That Cars Kill, After Motordom Bullied People Off the Street (WNYC)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • @ddartley

    Lancman/right of way:
    Ok we’ve all blasted Miller and the other supporters of this very bad bill; it’s now getting more important to tell your OWN council members to oppose it.

  • ddartley

    Current sponsors are now:
    I. Daneek Miller, Donovan J. Richards, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Vincent J. Gentile, Alan N. Maisel, Andy L. King, Annabel Palma, Ruben Wills, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Inez D. Barron, Mathieu Eugene, Fernando Cabrera , Vincent Ignizio, Steven Matteo, Eric A. Ulrich

  • Bikesafe

    Sorry, but the remedy for traffic accidents is civil court. Funny how your favorite activist attorney never mentions the seven figure cah settlements he’s looking for.

  • qrt145

    It’s only a “remedy” if you happen to be hit by someone with assets or proper insurance. Why should justice to crash victims be decided by luck of the draw?

  • gneiss

    The minimum required insurance for cars registered in New York is $25,000 for bodily injury and $50,000 for death for an individual. That’s nowhere near a seven figure payout that you seem to suggest is possible in car crashes, and in fact, isn’t going to cover more than a few days of hospital and an ambulance ride. The way our health system works, is that the individual injured is responsible for their own heath bills, and there are many cases where people injured in crashes on bikes end up paying a significant chunk of the medical bills in spite of the potential $25,000 payout from insurance companies.

    Most lawyers won’t take cases to try and extract more money than the limit of what people are insured for, because they won’t make back enough in contingency to make it worth it. So, for many vulnerable users, they simply end up holding the bag to pay for their own medical expenses.

  • dporpentine

    Just rename yourself “Killsafe” and be done with it.

    That’s what you and Lancman want: a world where you can kill, shift around a few assets, and get back on the road to kill again. And again. And again.

  • Reader

    Yeah, Steve sure is earning the big bucks going to multiple DMV hearings with the hope of maybe, someday, hopefully, having a driver’s license suspended for as many as 30 days.

  • Tyson White

    Can anyone tell me if David Weprin’s mustache is real, or is it also a toupee?

  • AnoNYC

    The Move NY plan and De Blasio’s proposal to eliminate parking minimums for affordable housing are things livable streets proponents should support.

  • ddartley

    My favorite activist attorney? Who, Steve Vaccaro? Not me, man, I hate that guy. He’s too good looking.