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Better bike racks (we hope!) are coming to Broadway. Plus other news (including MSG's short-term permit).

12:00 AM EDT on August 29, 2023

Jesse Coburn|

These flimsy racks are apparently being replaced.

Remember that article we did two years ago about a woman whose bike was stolen because a thief merely unscrewed one bolt on a flimsy Lower Manhattan rack?

Well, it took two years, but those racks are finally being replaced. Hawk-eyed reporter Jesse Coburn spotted signs on the racks last week that revealed that new infrastructure is going to be installed soon.

So, you're welcome, New York.

In other news:

  • As we previewed in yesterday's headlines, a City Council committee is prepared to offer Madison Square Garden only a five-year operating permit in exchange for developing a "transportation management plan" that could help the state redevelop Penn Station. Everyone covered it. (NYDN, NY Post, NY Times, The City, Crain's, Real Deal)
  • We've been saying it for years, but when Henry Grabar tackles electric vehicles and America's limited curbside space, you know it's important: "Access to parking, already a struggle that brings out the worst in American drivers, is about to become an all-important factor in decarbonizing the American economy," he writes in the Atlantic. "Tens of millions of drivers will have to learn to share."
  • Like Streetsblog, the Daily News and amNY covered the big news about the Department of Transportation's successful 24-7 speed camera system.
  • The backup plan for a school bus driver strike is ... Ubers and Lyfts, the Post reported. Gothamist said MetroCards are also in the mix.
  • Workshops to reimagine the Cross Bronx Expressway are coming in September and October. (Bronx Times)
  • The Post, Gothamist and Streetsblog covered Brooklyn Judge Jill Epstein's road rage faux pas.
  • Given all our practically daily coverage of the "double-tolling" controversy, it was inevitable that Ross Barkan weighed in (thankfully, linking to some of Streetsblog's stories and citing Friend of Streetsblog Charles Komanoff). (Crain's)
  • I woke up yesterday morning from a glorious congestion pricing dream and tried to recreate it as a video. Tell me how I did:
  • And, finally, Mayor Adams has a weird definition of orderly that appears to apply only to his beloved cops:

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