"These so-called progressives' effort to stymie the plan to speed up bus service on 14th Street is a bad-faith effort to preserve a cars-first status quo, and frankly, a waste of time," one transit advocate said in response.
Long-suffering riders of the M14 bus will get some relief soon, thanks to a State Supreme Court judge who lifted a temporary order barring the Department of Transportation from starting its busway pilot along 14th Street.
"I think we need new laws that cause much more consequence if a motorist is negligent and they kill someone, even if it wasn't their intention. I think there have to be much higher penalties, that's an area we have to improve," the mayor said on Friday.
The death toll of city cyclists is now 18 — eight more than all of last year — as another rider was doored into traffic, where she was struck and killed by a massive truck in Sunset Park on Monday morning.