Skip to Content
Streetsblog New York City home
Log In

Friday’s Headlines: Let’s Talk About Safety Edition

12:10 AM EST on February 18, 2022

Last Saturday’s crash at Cooper and Cypress avenues in Queens.

From the assignment desk: Later today, Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez will join Council Member Bob Holden at the corner of Cypress and Cooper avenues to talk about road safety less than a week after a pedestrian was run down by two drivers in a crash whose brutality shocks the conscience.

We covered the crash earlier this week, so we'll be on hand to (spoiler alert) grill the commissioner on what he intends to do to appease residents who have been complaining about crashes in a corner of the city that seems to have been fully surrendered to drivers. Join us at 2 p.m. if you're around.

Until then, here's the roundup of yesterday's news:

    • Lots of outlets were all over Mayor Adams's strange (and really not so money-saving) elimination of a slated expansion of the city's residential compositing program. Streetsblog, Gothamist, amNY (times two) and the Times all covered.
    • How about a Fair Fares program for Access-a-Ride customers? (Gothamist)
    • About a year and a half ago, we reported that the NYPD was violating a city law requiring the agency to report every six months on misuse and abuse of city-issued parking permits. Well, guess what reporter David Meyer found?! (NY Post)
    • Mayor Adams will send school nurses and outreach workers into the subway to help with undomiciled people. (NY Post)
    • The permanent outdoor dining program cleared another hurdle on its way to full Council approval. (NY Post)
    • Finally, it looks like Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez has started making good on his promise of bolstering half the unprotected protected bike lanes in his first 100 days, dispatching DOT workers in the rain last night to lay down Jersey barriers on Broadway in the Financial District. OK, that's one done with 52 days left:

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

Police Brass Gets Booed During E-Vehicle Safety Alliance Meeting for Applauding Deliveristas

Attendees of the E-Vehicle Safety Alliance's latest meeting castigated a Transportation Bureau deputy inspector for saying that delivery workers are responsive to safety issues.

September 28, 2023

Thursday’s Headlines: Unsafe School Streets Edition

A school crossing guard was injured by a drunk driver on Tuesday. Plus more news.

September 28, 2023

EYES ON THE STREET: Drivers Dominate Former W. 22nd Open Street

Meh. The barriers are gone and the cars are back on W. 22nd, but some spaces for people remain.

September 28, 2023

‘Not Grieving Alone’: A Father’s Artistic Journey After Losing Two Kids to Road Violence

Colin Campbell and his wife Gail Lerner lost both their children in a car crash with impaired driver. Now, it's a show.

September 28, 2023

Opinion: Bring Back ‘Give Respect/Get Respect’ Campaign

If cyclists don't throw their own bad apples under the bus, we won't get safer streets, argues this West Side advocate.

September 27, 2023
See all posts