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Bedford Ave. Protected Bike Lane Would Benefit Residents, Businesses: Data

A new report debunks the common myth that street safety projects aren't built for the benefit of people who live in a given neighborhood.

July 16, 2024

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Report: The 3 Deadliest Districts for Pedestrians are Represented by Republicans

According to Smart Growth America, Suffolk County and the southwestern part of Nassau County are the worst places to be a pedestrian in the state.

Delivery Worker Minimum Wage Shows Promise … For Some, Data Shows

New data from the city's Department of Consumer and Worker Protection shows minimum wage is bringing order to a previously wild industry.

Today's Headlines

Tuesday’s Headlines: Rajkumar’s Citywide Bid Edition

The potential candidate for city comptroller cares more about "quality of life" than transportation, she says. Plus more news.

Monday’s Headlines: Who’s a Good Boy Edition

Too many of our four-legged family members are being killed by car drivers. Plus other news.

Prior congestion pricing news

‘Irresponsible, Destructive’: Hochul’s Congestion Pricing Flip Harms Working New Yorkers, Ritchie Torres Says

"The delay of congestion pricing is not only bad morals and bad economics, it's bad politics," Torres told Streetsblog.

Midtown Traffic Slower Than Ever After Hochul’s Congestion Pricing Betrayal

Traffic moved just 6.8 mph in the CBD and 4.6 mph in Midtown last month — the slowest June on record, Gridlock Sam said.

Feds: Congestion Pricing Will Be Better Than We Even Thought … And the Pressure is Now on Hochul

The FHWA affirmed the tolls won't have an adverse impact on the environment — kicking it to Gov. Hochul to determine what happens next.

Truth Over Fiction on Congestion Pricing: Episode I

Funding transit without a robust congestion toll will leave congestion pretty much as is ― New York will remain the globe’s most gridlocked city. Here's why.

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Prior stories

Roadway Dining May See Dramatic Decline Under Eric Adams As Deadline Looms

Fewer than two dozen restaurants are in the pipeline for roadside seating, according to public records.

Opinion: Congestion Pricing Is A Compromise

Alternatives paths to cut congestion and pollution and fund the MTA make congestion tolls look like a cheap parlor trick.

Friday’s Headlines: Department of Victim Blaming Edition

Traffic deaths in the city are on pace to reach their highest number since at least 2013 — and DOT is reportedly blaming "jaywalking." Plus more news.

‘Suburban’ Queens Stalwarts Take Hard Line Against Housing — To Rest of City’s Detriment

“That's what they bought in the suburbs for, that's why they raised their family in the suburbs," said Council Member Joann Ariola, whose district contains 14 subway stations.

DOT Seeks New Camera Enforcement Contract to Better Catch Obscured License Plates

The city's current contractor has let hundreds of thousands of reckless drivers off the hook.

Thursday’s Headlines: Do The Right Thing Edition

Bed-Stuy subway riders are mad Gov. Hochul's congestion pricing gambit has put crucial elevators in their neighborhood on the chopping block. Plus more news.

Investigations

City Hall Functionary is Quietly Interfering with Critical Street Safety Initiatives: Sources

"He only was going to raise the concerns that you’re going to hear from car drivers," one official said. "He’s never been on the pro-pedestrianization, pro-bike-lane side.”

GHOST TAGS: Inside NYC’s Black Market for Temporary License Plates

Read all three parts of Jesse Coburn's award-winning investigation.

‘A Very Dangerous Job’: Dozens of NYC School Crossing Guards Injured by Drivers Since 2012, Records Show

As thousands of guards returned to street corners across the city last week for the reopening of public schools, records obtained by Streetsblog reveal the dangers that guards face on the job.

Transit-Oriented Bronx Developments Will Have Ample Parking, Developers Tell Council

"Transit-oriented" development near the MTA's new Metro-North stations may include as many as 200 parking spaces each despite the city's move to waive parking minimums.

Bus Advocates Renew Push For Flatbush Avenue Bus Lane Despite Mayor’s Lack of Support

A broad coalition of transit advocates and labor unions gathered Tuesday to demand Mayor Adams get over his reluctance to improve buses on the borough-spanning avenue.

Wednesday’s Headlines: Please Clap Edition

Law enforcement impounded "nearly 1,500" vehicles with illegal or covered license plates since March. Plus more news.

Bronx Community Board Opposes Pelham Pkwy. Greenway Widening

The board worries a wider path will invite more motorized vehicles.

Tuesday’s Headlines: Bin There, Done That Edition

Residential buildings with between one and nine units must start using trash bins by Nov. 12. Plus more news.

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Congestion Pricing

Hochul, Schumer Zip Out of Gateway Announcement Without Facing the Press

Hochul and Schumer have avoided the city's transit press corps since the governor's June 5 abandonment of congestion pricing.

Wednesday’s Headlines: Trump Trumps Congestion Pricing Edition

The 2024 presidential election could determine the fate of congestion pricing. Plus more news.

Tuesday’s Headlines: Break the Law Edition

The Times floats a possible congestion pricing compromise, but the old plan is still the law. Plus more news.

New Map Shows The Traffic Violence Toll Of Hochul’s Congestion Pricing Cowardice

The new interactive map tracks daily car crashes in the downtown Manhattan tolling zone where congestion pricing would've cut car traffic by 17 percent.