Today’s Headlines

  • Cuomo: Albany “Has To” Get Speed Cameras Done (Politico)
  • News Says State Legislators Must Act on Cameras …
  • … And Here’s What They’re Doing Instead (Post); More: NY1 1, 2
  • The Subway Was a Shit Show Yesterday (Gothamist 1, 2News)
  • Penn Station Air Conditioners Shut for Repairs During This Week’s Heat Wave (Post)
  • Phil Murphy’s Tax Plan Push Centered on Transit Funding (NYT)
  • Cranks Protest “Unsafe” Northern Blvd. Bike Lane as It Shields Them From Cars (QNS, TransAlt)
  • Shooting Victim Dies After Crashing Car in the Bronx (News)
  • DOT Crews at Work on Martling Ave. Improvements in West Brighton (Advance)
  • Curb Mismanagement Turns Riverdale Streets Into Junkyards (Press)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Tooscrapps

    From the Northern Blvd QNS:
    “The most important thing is the design of having the barrier at the Cross Island Parkway, right in front of the entrance and two exits. It’s very dangerous,” he (Bernie Haber, a retired engineer) said. “Any highway engineer would never design something like this. Why this was put that way, I don’t know.”

    Good point, I wouldn’t want a highway engineer’s PBL design either.

  • Jeff

    Anyone incapable of driving without crashing into concrete barriers should have their car crashed into a concrete barrier as punishment, should they attempt to drive.

  • Tooscrapps

    I mean they are protected by jersey barriers for Pete’s sake. Nothing is more highway than that!

  • Reader

    “Why this was put that way, I don’t know.”

    Old man’s white privilege in a nutshell. You could, you know, ask someone.

  • AMH

    I’m not familiar with what he’s referring to–is he saying the bike lane should be unprotected at the intersection? Presumably he considers it safer to crash into nice soft humans instead?

  • Driver

    “The lane is too dangerous. My mom sees two crashes a week here … I’ve seen them,” he said.
    If that’s not an endorsement for a protected lane, I don’t know what is.

  • AnoNYC

    Today a meeting was held in the Bronx regarding the reconfiguration of the Sheridan Expressway. I believe this was only the second meeting held by the state since their proposal was released. A lot of people probably wouldn’t have been able to make that time but there is an opportunity for online comments and another two meetings on Wed June 27th from 1-4 PM and 5-8 PM.

    Complete street advocates, please comment online at the very least. This is a big deal for the community, city and region:

    http://www.sbrwa.org/ramps-deis-comments/