Today’s Headlines

  • Streetcar Boosters Are Anxious — City Hall Insists Work Continues “Behind the Scenes” (NYT)
  • Dorothy Parker, 65, Victim of Vicious Hit-and-Run, Dies of Injuries, Gets Blamed By NYPD (Bklyn Paper)
  • Action Carting Racked Up Thousands of Violations While Raking in Millions From City Hall (Bklyn Paper)
  • How Big Will Brooklyn-Based Jump Bikes Get Now That They’ve Been Acquired By Uber? (Crain’s)
  • Newsday: Cuomo Has to Finish the Job on Congestion Pricing Next Year
  • Mitchell Moss Likens Cordon Toll to “Trump-Style ‘Wall’ Around Manhattan.” OK! (Post)
  • At 110th Street, MTA Rehabs Another Subway Station Without Adding Elevators (AMNY)
  • MTA Wants Better Info From Train Crews on Causes of Subway Delays (News)
  • Car-Free Day: Bigger Than a Street Fair, Smaller Than Summer Streets (AMNY)
  • E-Bike Rules Getting Clearer in NYC, Still a Muddle in Albany (Velojoy)
  • Tour the Unprotected Bike Lane Network in Kew Gardens Hills With Transit Ninja

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Larry Littlefield

    As if Trump isn’t in our face enough without our local pols citing him every minute. Heck, even WNET’s “Metrofocus” is now half Trump.

    Guess what? Trump screwed our local politicians by signing a budget that doesn’t impose ANY of the cuts NY Democrats and Republicans planned to blame for making us pay even more and accept even less.

    Now what are they going to do? Lie about and hide the damage and hope Trump will cut a few nickels next year, so they can blame him for the serfs being worse off by $billions then. But what about if they get a Democratic House of Representatives? Then what?

  • Maggie

    Is the Post link broken? It doesn’t open for me.

  • stairbob
  • AnoNYC

    Construction continues on ferry dock in Clason Pointt

    http://bronx.news12.com/story/37914336/construction-continues-on-ferry-dock-in-clason-point

    One women quoted told News 12 that she currently drives to Harlem to catch the subway to work on Wall St from Clason Point (pays $20 a day for an off street spot there). She will now take the ferry directly to the Financial District. I’m also blown away by the speed of construction of these docks.

  • Larry Littlefield

    Bloomberg News: bicyclist, pedestrian and motorcyclist fatalities soaring due to more people using smartphones while driving.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-17/smartphones-are-killing-americans-but-nobody-s-counting

  • Guest

    Is it becoming standard equipment now to build a smartphone/tablet into the dashboard? I glanced down at a SUV while riding a bus the other day and noticed the driver had the full range of Apple icons at his disposal on a built-in console right under his nose–texts, maps, phone calls, music, app store, etc. The thing was clearly designed to distract the driver. It reminded me of the digital screen on a treadmill.

  • AnoNYC

    Apple and Android Auto. Not standard yet but most new cars now offer some sort of infotainment center.

    They are mostly hands free. Better than people looking at their phones and texting.

  • Vooch

    note when radios became first installed in cars, responsible people only played music when parked.

  • Joe R.

    I say repeatedly to everyone who might bitch about eventually banning human driving on public roads that it’s pretty obvious most people would rather play with their gadgets than drive. When the day comes that legislators ban human driving on safety grounds, I don’t want to hear it from these people about how much they “love” driving. They showed me through their actions that this isn’t true.

  • JarekFA

    It’s crazy how much shit is baked into the dash computer now. I drive a car about 6 times a year and it’s usually a new rental or zipcar. In such cases, I’m always amazed at how sophisticated those dash computers are now while also I found it frustrating as all I want to do is usually just play the radio or stream audio through my phone but the UI isn’t great. Which requires more attention.

    Just amazing that such distractions are legal whereas in some states, a bobblehead on the dash is illegal due to its ability to block one’s vision.