Friday’s Headlines: Victory on Morris Park Avenue Edition
We’re just so excited that Mayor de Blasio and the Department of Transportation will defy a Bronx community board and redesign dangerous Morris Park Avenue (and, on the record, happy that we played a small role in making it happen).
So it reminds us anew that the little yellow logo to the left is our plea for donations to keep the non-profit team at Streetsblog fighting the livable streets battle for another year. We do it for all of us, but can’t do it without you, so we hope you’ll find some change in the couch cushions and click the icon above.
And now, the news:
- A drunken cop ran over a cyclist on the East Side. The cyclist will be fine. The cop’s career? Let’s hope it’s in critical condition. (NYDN, NY Post)
- The Daily News also followed yesterday’s stories about a cop who parked in the Jay Street bike lane, which led to an injury to a cyclist. The same cop later pushed another cyclist, though City Hall isn’t talking about that. (NYDN)
- Some people are calling the city’s relationship with Citi Bike/Lyft an “insider deal.” (Clean Technica)
- This great MTA video shows just how easy it is to jump the turnstile — and how everyone does it! Under. Over. Frontwards. Backwards. This is must-see TV. (Gothamist)
- Thank goodness we have Gridlock Sam to remind us about Santa Con this Saturday. (NYDN)
- Curbed’s Karrie Jacobs walked to LaGuardia Airport.
- Politico’s Dana Rubinstein examines whether Andrew StatusCuomo opposes the fare hike — and what his appointees on the MTA board will do about it. (Politico)
- Supporters of congestion pricing added another argument to the mix: Charging drivers to enter the central business district will save lives. (amNY)
- Yes! We got Pete Tomlin to fix our subway signals! (NY Post) No, seriously, this guy is supposed to be the best. (amNY)
- If you have four hours, feel free to watch Thursday night’s anti-Amazon CB2 Queens meeting — and watch at the end how anti-safety, pro-car activists try to co-opt the Amazon debate into yet another attempt to blame every bad thing on the Sunnyside bike lanes. (YouTube)
- Weeds for Rails? Really? So we’re doing this, huh? OK, let the debate begin. (NY Post, amNY)
- The city is tweaking its car-share parking on the Upper West Side as part of its ongoing pilot program. (Upper West Side Rag)
Have a great weekend…and give from the heart.