Born and raised in Washington, D.C. and Maryland, David fell in love with journalism as a kid accompanying his reporter dad on stories while school was out. A reporter at Streetsblog from 2015 to 2019, David returned as Streetsblog Deputy Editor in 2023 after a three-year stint at the New York Post. A graduate of Montgomery Blair High School and the University of Maryland, he lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Bayonne Bridge Bike-Ped Path Opens — With No Safe Way to Get ThereBy David Meyer | | 12 Comments
The Goethals Bridge pathway, meanwhile, is set to open "in the coming weeks" — once the Port Authority and DOT figure out a safe route for cyclists.
Speaker Corey Johnson Fights 13th Precinct Over E-Bike ConfiscationsBy David Meyer | | 11 Comments
Johnson trolled commanders of a Midtown Manhattan police precinct on social media this week after they boasted on Twitter about confiscating four electric bicycles that appeared to belong to delivery workers— including one with a child's seat.
DOT Will Replace East Village ‘Mixing Zones’ With Semi-Protected IntersectionsBy David Meyer | | 37 Comments
The First and Second Avenue protected bike lanes are about to get a whole lot safer, thanks to a new offset design.
Corey Johnson’s ‘Master Plan’: 50 Miles of Protected Bike Lanes Per Year — And A Lot MoreBy David Meyer | | 35 Comments
The City Council Speaker is putting his legislative muscle where his mouth is.
BREAKING: MTA Cuts Back on Bus Service Amid Ongoing Ridership CrisisBy David Meyer | | 11 Comments
Thirteen months after the launch of Andy Byford's "Bus Action Plan," New York City Transit will reduce service on specific routes this summer "to more closely align with customer demand," according to a memo distributed to MTA board members on Monday.
Upper West Side Panel Demands End to Free On-Street ParkingBy David Meyer | | 54 Comments
As Manhattan CB 7's transportation committee sees it, the very presence free on-street parking on the Upper West Side only serves to exacerbate congestion. On Tuesday, the panel demanded an end to it entirely.
New Jersey Legalizes E-Bikes and ScootersBy David Meyer | | 26 Comments
As former Gov. Tom Kean might have said, "New Juhsey and e-scooters — puhfekt togetha."
Cycling in the City: Citi Bike on the Rise; Bridge Crossings FallingBy David Meyer | | 16 Comments
Citi Bike's daily ridership increased by 7.8 percent last year, according to DOT's just-released "Cycling in the City" report — an increase that came even though Citi Bike did not expand its coverage footprint and the system experienced a two-month repair crisis that reduced the fleet almost in half.
Council Member Dromm to DOT Commish: Build Full Travers Park or Betray Vision ZeroBy Julianne Cuba and David Meyer | | 9 Comments
Jackson Heights Council Member Daniel Dromm unleashed hell on Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg on Friday because of the de Blasio administration’s apparent capitulation to a politically connected car-dealership.
UPDATED: Speaker Johnson to Push Vision Zero Design Bill This MonthBy Gersh Kuntzman, David Meyer and Julianne Cuba | | 11 Comments
Speaker Corey Johnson announced he will push the issue further, holding a vote on a long-delayed bill that would force the city to redesign streets for safety.
STOP RIGHT THERE: Sorry, But A Traffic Light Wouldn’t Have Saved Emur ShavkatorBy David Meyer | | 8 Comments
Why would DOT ignore Council Member Mark Treyger's pleas for a traffic light at the deadly intersection? Treyger himself has a good answer: because traffic lights encourage speeding!
Candy Truck Driver Kills Three-Year-Old Emur Shavkator in Bath BeachBy David Meyer | | 3 Comments
The 61-year-old driver was arrested after striking and killing a 3-year-old boy in a crosswalk in Bath Beach, police said.