Tuesday’s Headlines: Another Cyclist Killed Edition

Cyclists at the scene of Robyn Hightman's death.
Cyclists at the scene of Robyn Hightman's death.

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Until then, here’s the news:

  • Several outlets followed Streetsblog’s coverage of the 12th cyclist killed in the city this year. Robyn Hightman was just 20. NY Post added nice details about the dead cyclist. And amNY had coverage of the massive vigil for Hightman, as cyclists are growing increasingly frustrated by the rising body count. Gothamist also covered. And the mayor was on Inside City Hall, defending his increasingly suspect record (NY1). No one mentioned what Friend of Streetsblog Dan Miller tipped us off to. Check out this picture he sent us:
Dan Miller said, "Some cops were assigned to crowd control, and not only did they drive there in an SUV, they parked in the fucking bike lane. This is why people hate cops."
Dan Miller said, “Some cops were assigned to crowd control, and not only did they drive there in an SUV, they parked in the fucking bike lane. This is why people hate cops.”
  • We all know that Uber and Lyft are undermining yellow cabs — and devastating transit — because both of the in-the-red companies are subsidizing rides to grab market share. Well, that’s going to end when Wall Street’s sugar daddies want to see profits. (Yahoo Finance)
  • Can you believe that Council Member Mark Gjonaj — who is suing the city to block its redesign of Morris Park Avenue — is now upset at the city for not finishing the line painting … which was underway when Gjonaj got a judge to stop the city from painting the new lines! (The City)
  • As we said, as long as Uber doesn’t park its flying taxis in the bike lane. But now members of the House are calling for a ban on those fancy helicopter flights. (Patch)
  • OK, OK, we admit it, Cuomo’s plan for the L train was better than the original MTA plan. For the 100th time, you win, Clayton Guse! (NYDN)
  • The City did a classic piece of shoe-leather reporting — and found that 20 percent of the bus countdown clocks are working.
  • Turns out, the yellow cab industry had a Cassandra that the city ignored (NYDN, amNY). And the Council is finally really angry (NY Times). Meanwhile, yellow cabbies just want some relief (NY1)
  • Discounts for intra-city LIRR rides will continue for another year, a boon to transit that’s a win for all New Yorkers. (NYDN)
  • In a sad personal note for our grizzled editor and former Postie, Steve Dunleavy is dead. RIP. (NY Post)

The mayor’s presidential campaign heads to Florida today through Thursday.

  • Andrew

    OK, OK, we admit it, Cuomo’s plan for the L train was better than the original MTA plan.

    The scope is entirely different.

    The big question is how soon the work needs to be done again, not how long it takes to finish it the first time around.

  • Larry Littlefield

    Right. Generation Greed keeps selling off our future faster and faster to limit the damage from what it had done in the past. Every single issue, every single institution.

  • Larry Littlefield

    Given the value of their technology and customer base, it is entirely possible with regard to Uber, Lyft, Tesla, etc, that the winner will be whoever is in a position to buy the companies out of bankruptcy.

  • AMH

    Indeed, only time will tell. And we know his goal was not a better plan; it was a plan that would make him look good. That said, I’m amazed that they pulled it off.

  • CJ

    Exactly. If a benchwall fails anytime between now and 40 years from now, Cuomo’s plan was a failure, since the original plan would have replaced it entirely. Of course, he’ll be long gone by then. So might all of us.

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