March (Parking) Madness: The Queens Borough Final is No ContestBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
The two precincts hoping to represent Queens in the Final Four of the 2023 contest are nowhere in the category of loathsomeness that has made the borough famous. But both distinguish themselves for treating their neighbors poorly.
March (Parking) Madness: The Brooklyn Borough Final is East New York’s to LoseBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
This matchup is a bit like Ali-Spinks — but, of course, remember that Leon Spinks did indeed beat The Greatest on that 1978 night in Vegas. Still, bookies have the 75th Precinct as the overwhelming favorite. Read all about why.
March (Parking) Madness: The 102nd vs 106th is an Epic Battle for the Soul of QueensBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
The final first-round battle in our annual competition was worth waiting for! In the 102nd Precinct of Richmond Hill, Queens, you're confronted by astoundingly bad manners and bad driving. At the 106th Precinct just to the south in Ozone Park, you're confounded by filthy and disrespect. It's really hard to choose. So read the descriptions in the story — and remember to vote as if your neighborhood depended on it (because it might!).
March (Parking) Madness: Manhattan’s Most Respectful Precincts Still Have IssuesBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
Today's competition is between two Manhattan precincts that actually, surprisingly, seem to treat their surrounding neighborhoods with a modicum of respect: the Ninth Precinct in the East Village and the 26th Precinct in Morningside Heights.
The Brake Podcast: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Roadside Noise CamerasBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
Across America, a shocking number of drivers are illegally hacking their cars to be as loud as possible — and evidence is mounting that the phenomenon has a huge impact on public health. But what can cities do about it?
From the Assignment Desk: Open Plans Helps Get You Ready for Tuesday’s Council ‘Vision Zero’ HearingBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
Tuesday's first Council hearing on Vision Zero under a new mayor may show the direction into which the Council wants to head. As such, we're previewing the hearing by allowing our colleagues at Open Plans to offer the group's ask.
Streetfilms: The Definitive Movie on How DOT Created the Best Public Space of 2022By Streetsblog | | No Comments
Clarence Eckerson Jr. takes you much deeper inside the transformation of 34th Avenue, thanks to extensive access to DOT Deputy Commissioner Eric Beaton and Director of Public Space Emily Weidenhof.
ANALYSIS: The Mayor’s State of the City: Something For Everyone (But Not Enough)By Streetsblog | | No Comments
Mayor Adams's State of the City address offered a number of initiatives that will be received warmly by livable streets activists, including a spate of public space redesigns, a package of bills to hold reckless drivers accountable and a proposal to reduce emissions from taxis.
Cyclist Killed on Unprotected Part of Ninth Street Bike Lane in BrooklynBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
The victim died at the scene, police said.
Check out These New Year’s Resolutions for Sustainable Transportation AdvocatesBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
As we open on 2023, here are ten ideas for sustainable-transportation-centered resolutions that we think can make a meaningful difference in U.S. communities — and some are inspired by you.
The National Streetsies: Meet Some Transportation SuperheroesBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
Without further ado, let's end the 2022 Streetsies by celebrating just a few of the transportation heroes who made us proud this year — and inspired us to be even better advocates in 2023.
The Streetsie Awards: Our Final End-of-Year Honors as We Say ‘Good Riddance’ to 2022By Streetsblog | | No Comments
What better way to put a twist on the boring ol' "year-in-review" filler that other websites churn out in the limbo between Christmas and New Year's Day?