Today’s Headlines

  • Sunnyside Post Covers Van Bramer’s Move NY Endorsement; Don’t Miss the Poll
  • Tri-State: Port Authority Board Members Don’t Understand Transit
  • City Council Poised to Pass Citi Bike Transparency Bills (Post)
  • Pier 40 Developer Wants a 134 Percent Increase in Allowed Parking Spots (YIMBY)
  • Inez Dickens and Rory Lancman Don’t Like Participatory Budgeting (Gotham Gazette)
  • The Advance Published DA Candidate Michael McMahon’s TA Questionnaire Responses
  • Road Pricing Proponent Paul Newell Is Taking Another Shot at Ousting Shelly Silver (Gotham Gazette)
  • Nicole Gelinas Explains Young People, and Their Transportation Preferences, to Post Readers
  • The Transformation Department Is Raising Funds for DIY Street Improvements
  • What If Robert Moses Had Succeeded in Building a Highway Through SoHo? (AMNY)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Jonathan R

    The Gelinas column has buckets of great tear-sheet quotes. Great job.

    You can buy a big house anywhere in the country, dirt cheap — as long as it’s nowhere near an efficient mass-transit system.

  • Alexander Vucelic

    Poll running 63% against 35% for MoveNY as of 1000 wed. Vote Early and often

    http://sunnysidepost.com/2015/10/27/van-bramer-backs-plans-to-introduce-toll-at-queensboro-bridge/

  • Pat

    A surprisingly even handed approach from the Post.

    However, the notion that we need more people to drive in order to pay more gas tax to fund the roads isn’t what we should be encouraging.

  • snobum

    RE: Pier 40

    Wouldn’t this much parking directly compete with the Pier 40 parking, which generates (or used to generate) significant income for the park? If they want to add this much parking, they should remove parking at pier 40 and revenue should go to the park.

  • Alexander Vucelic

    Someone should tell Developer that

    1) MoveNY will sugnificantly reduce demand for Parking
    2) Pier 40 will be increasingly accessed by cyclists traveling along city’s best bike route Which carries close to 10,000 riders each Day. Riding to the Pier Is faster than driving.

    Last Summer, I took my little dude to Sports activities ar Pier 40, Riding of course. There was a 7 year and his 10 year old Brother who rode together Every Day – alone completely sans souci.

  • JoshNY

    Speaking as one who’s considering buying in New Jersey, that quote certainly rings true.

  • Joe R.

    Her conclusion doesn’t really make much sense to me either. We only need a massive system of roads funded by a gas tax if lots of people drive. If they don’t, the need for those roads mostly vanishes. The Interstate Highway system for example is largely a giveaway to the trucking industry. We’ll all be better off it lack of funding forced us to abandon it (or convert part of the right-of-way to rail). Long distance freight should be going by rail anyway. Without trucks, and with far fewer people driving, the “need” for many highways just vanishes.

  • Matthias

    The LOMEX exhibit is great. The chance to visit gorgeous 31 Chambers St is a real bonus.

  • WalkingNPR

    And also was a bit disappointing that she wrote that as if the gas tax covers road costs, which plays into the stubborn myth that drivers pay anything remotely like their way.

    Still, by Post standards that was a great article.

  • Larry Littlefield

    We’ll still need the roads, or else the people who live near them will end up stranded. There are few places where roads can be removed.

    The bottom line is, don’t build what you can’t maintain.

  • Alexander Vucelic

    privatize interstates and have them pay property taxes just like rail pays.

    The tolls will soon flesh out exactly how much Long distance trucking is value added

  • Alexander Vucelic

    Larry,

    there are Vast rural regions & small Townes of the US that have too many roads & highways. Subsidies should Be eliminated.

    if those areas want to keep maintaining those roads and highways at their own expense, fine.

  • Alexander Vucelic

    this is a profound truth and one that Allan Rosen will eventually painfully learn

  • Matthias

    I think the distinction is between local roads and expressways.