Today’s Headlines

  • If Cuomo’s Serious About Congestion Pricing, He Needs to Get Specific Real Soon (Crain’s)
  • The Daily News Sees a Path for Cuomo and de Blasio to Get Congestion Pricing Done
  • Jim Brennan: It’s Congestion Pricing or Bust for the MTA This Albany Session (Gotham Gazette)
  • Ross Barkan Rips Jeff Klein and IDC for Grandstanding on MTA Funding (Voice)
  • Four Suggestions for Andy Byford to Get NYC Buses Moving Again (AMNY)
  • NIMBYs Chip Away at New Bus Lanes on Cross Bay Boulevard (QChron)
  • A 13th Street Protected Bikeway Will Never Have Deborah Glick‘s Support (Villager)
  • Anti-Poverty Advocates Rebut de Blasio on Fare Evasion Arrests (News)
  • Shocker: Trump Infrastructure Plan Sets Aside Nothing for Gateway (Post)
  • Gonzalez Charges Driver With Manslaughter for Killing Marlon Palacios Last January (Bklyn Paper)
  • NYC Survived the Great Traffic Signal Blackout of 2018 (Post)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Vooch

    We need to be vigilant regarding congestion pricing. No exceptions for placard holders.

    if placard holders get a exception, congestion picking will fail to reduce motor traffic in any meaningful way.

  • Larry Littlefield

    Why the hell is Brennan, of all people, being quoted on congestion pricing? Damn insulting if you ask me. What has changed, except the subway being re-wrecked and another $10 billion in debt?

    As for Trump, how about nothing for nothing? They seem to want everything to work like NY State municipal aid — NYC residents pay, and NYC is the only locality in the state that doesn’t get a dime.

  • JarekFA

    WTF is Deborah Glick’s problem? A bike lane will never have her support? Who the f— does she think uses them? Like honestly.

    I could drive my car from Colorado and drive on 13th street. But If I go to NYU and want to cut across the village, she doesn’t want me to take my bike?

    We have such awful politicians.

  • JarekFA

    And I should add — although I no longer live in Manhattan, by far one of the most leisureable regular rides I’d take would be through the Village.

    In particular — when I used to live in the LES and I’d play soccer at Chelsea Piers; the late evening ride through the Village at night, when things are calm and quiet, would be like heaven to me. The slow bike ride would be a nice cool down from playing soccer. And it’s, I can’t understate it, just so pleasant and peaceful at night. The disgustingly low density townhouses would shimmer in the moonlight. Such beauty.

  • 1ifbyrain2ifbytrain

    And walking in the street in the Village (facing oncoming traffic which is very light) is wonderful thing too.

  • Flakker

    Great piece by Barkan, hits all the notes including attacking city politicians and institutions that are demanding their own constituencies be forced to pay the highest costs in the world for transit a second time because the first didn’t count.

    Except for the last sentence, because New York City doesn’t deserve better. This is what they get for enthusiastically reelecting Cuomo in the primary after it was apparent that his #1 priority was making de Blasio unhappy.

  • Larry Littlefield

    I’d summarize that Brennan piece this way:

    “Our party is over and we’re leaving, so it’s time for younger generations to start paying for it.”

    Down in Washington:

    “We’re partying for four more years, and after that those younger can just die without old age benefits to pay back our debts.”

    On and on and under Omerta.

  • com63

    Deborah Glick will never have my support again.

  • AnoNYC

    Traffic Plan Faces Delays/Morris Park Ave.’s road ‘diet’ not too popular

    https://www.bxtimes.com/stories/2018/6/06-mppublichearing-2018-02-09-bx.html

    This is going to be a repeat of the East Tremont Ave traffic calming opposition in Throgs Neck/Schuylerville. Similar demographics but this area is more dense and more walkable.

  • Maggie

    She seems so out of touch. The Villager article quoted eight people and their concerns:

    – don’t have a car, want good bus service
    – lived here seven years, want a dedicated bus lane, want a bike lane for kids to ride bikes to school
    – want the shutdown to be efficient & minimize the time of disruption
    – want delivery zones & efficient hours for deliveries
    – want less car traffic
    – also want less car traffic, wanted more public dialogue
    – want good bus and ferry service

    By my count five of the people quoted are Glick’s constituents. Literally the one concern she recognized wasn’t a quoted issue, it was one Glick made up. “How can there be more car traffic for people who get around by car and are incapable of walking?”