Today’s Headlines

  • Alberta Bagu, 46, Killed by Hit-and-Run Private Trash Hauler in Bushwick (Post, WCBSWABC, WNBC)
  • Turning Tour Bus Driver Seriously Injures Greenwich Village Pedestrian (DNA, Post, WCBS, News, PIX)
  • TWU Tries to Distract Daily News Readers From Its Battle Against Victims of Traffic Violence
  • MTA Report Obtained by Post Blames Broken Street Lamp, Not Bus Driver, for Killing Man in South Bronx
  • 90-Year-Old Driver Smashes Into Store at Bay Terrace Shopping Center; Minor Injuries (News, Post)
  • Lining Up Against the Uber Cap: Daily News, Black Biz Leader Ron Busby (News), Steve Cuozzo (Post)
  • Levine and Espaillat Urge Implementation of West Harlem Bus Lanes ASAP (News)
  • Brad Lander Wants Google Maps to Reduce the Number of Left Turns It Gives in Directions (WNYC)
  • NYPD Begins Crackdown on E-Bikes (News via WPIX)
  • Court Case Alleges NYPD Destroying Evidence of Quota System for Summonses (News)
  • Bike-Obsessed UWS Officer Is the Post’s Favorite Cop, But DNA Readers Are Split

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • WalkingNPR

    Re: the Post’s reporting of the Bushwick hit-and-run. They make sure to mention dead pedestrian was “jaywalking” (by whose account?) and that the driver passed sobriety tests…the next day. a) unless it was just-after-midnight the next day, that’s pretty irrelevant and b) driver killed a ped and left the scene–sobriety excuses nothing. If anything, it’s almost worse if those were decisions he/she made sober.

  • Alexander Vucelic

    Gotta love it when the TWU Prez promptes both TA & Stretsblog

  • Bus rider

    TWU can’t get its talking points straight. First they say that arresting drivers on the spot without a thorough investigation is wrong and have pushed legislation to get this (rarely applied) practice to stop. But in the Post story, they’re complaining that a driver was asked to surrender *three months* after the incident, presumably after a thorough investigation by NYPD and the Bronx DA’s office.

    Call me a cynic, but one would think the TWU just doesn’t want its drivers held responsible when they kill another human being.

  • Jimmy

    I am finding myself agreeing with Steve Cuozzo…. I feel filthy and need a shower now, but much of what he says about the yellow cab “industry” rings true. (minus the annoying petty Cuozzo things he always inserts to add ‘color’ to his columns)

  • Matthias

    A crackdown on e-bikes is nuts. The dirt bikes and ATVs that blast down the street, blowing through red lights at 50mph should be dealt with first, along with speeding drivers. But I’m sure we’d all be better off if restaurants would just use cars to make deliveries.

  • Bolwerk

    It is. They’re probably thousands of times safer than automobiles.

  • Emmily_Litella

    Why don’t the cops follow private tow trucks as they are dispatched? As it is now, they behave as though the risk of being pulled over is zero.