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Monday’s Headlines: All Eyes on Carl Heastie EditionBy Streetsblog Editorial Board |
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has a real chance to do the right thing this week — the last of the legislative session until next January. Plus other news.
Greenpointers Rally For Safer Streets Where Cyclist, 73, Was KilledBy Kevin Duggan |
When neighbors block road safety improvements, other neighbors die.
Talking Headways Podcast: The First City on MarsBy Jeff Wood |
This week we’re joined by Tufts professor Justin Hollander to talk about his new book, "The First City on Mars: An Urban Planner's Guide to Settling the Red Planet."
Lime CEO Says it’s Time for America to Break Up With the Private CarBy Kea Wilson |
Between 42,000 crash deaths a year and rising tailpipe emissions that are swiftly killing the planet, America's long love affair with the privately owned car is a toxic relationship.
Greenpoint Crash Kills Cyclist At a Former Open Street that Opponents DismantledBy Kevin Duggan |
The north Brooklyn intersection where an SUV driver fatally struck a senior cyclist has long been a terrifying crossroad of reckless driving that locals have demanded the city fix, and residents called the elder’s death a preventable consequence of city officials bowing to opponents of safe street infrastructure.
The Debt Ceiling Deal Could Be Bad News For Freeway FightersBy Kea Wilson |
A poison pill buried within the new debt ceiling deal would "gut" key elements of the nation's bedrock environmental law in exchange for preventing a national default and could make it easier for highway-building agencies to expedite road projects that harm vulnerable communities for generations, advocates warn.