Tom Speaker Recent Posts BREAKING: Driver Arrested For Killing Cyclist on Coney Island Avenue By Gersh Kuntzman | Aug 21, 2019 | 9 Comments The NYPD has thrown the full summons book at driver Mirza Baig. Op-Ed: To Break the Car Culture, Reduce the Number of Parking Spots By Jehiah Czebotar | Aug 21, 2019 | 18 Comments We must amend our land-use, zoning, and on-street-parking policies to eliminate spaces and curtail their creation — fostering a vision of a life centered around people, not cars. Wednesday’s Headlines: Aaron Gordon for the Win Edition By Streetsblog | Aug 21, 2019 | 11 Comments Aaron Gordon dissected the mayor's Vision Zero strategy — plus all the other news from a busy Tuesday. UPDATE: City Finally Removes Abandoned Car That Anonymous Greenpointer Turned into Art Statement By Julianne Cuba | Aug 21, 2019 | 15 Comments An abandoned car is an eyesore — unless its art! CYCLE OF RAGE: Forget Your Vanity Plates, Andrew, And Make Drivers Use These By Gersh Kuntzman | Aug 20, 2019 | 8 Comments Cuomo is right that license plates are a symbol — but he's willfully blinded himself to the symbolism embodied by the cars to which they're attached. So I decided to help with my own proposals for more realistic designs. Tuesday’s Headlines: Hot Town, Summer in the City Edition By Streetsblog | Aug 20, 2019 | 2 Comments Is the Mainstream Media finally waking up to the ravages that the automobile have visited on America for a century? We can't say it's a trend, but we see some encouraging signs. Residential-Parking Permits: An Idea Whose Time Has Come? By Eric Schewe | Aug 20, 2019 | 68 Comments It's been tried all over the country, with some big hiccups. But parking management could succeed here. The key word is "could." Second Avenue Bike Lane Gap Won’t Be Filled Until Next Year By Julianne Cuba | Aug 20, 2019 | 5 Comments The good news is a date is finally set. The bad news is that it's not this year. Streetfilms: Jersey City Bike Lane Expansion is a Lesson for All By Streetsblog | Aug 19, 2019 | 11 Comments Jersey City is poised to become a great biking — and livable — city, thanks to an effort by local officials and outside consultants who have cracked the code on how to create protected bike lanes. Monday Headlines: You Gotta Hand it to The Times Edition By Streetsblog | Aug 19, 2019 | 7 Comments Something — something good! — has definitely gotten into the water at Clifford Levy's Times Metro section. That and the rest of the weekend's news. Just click the headline above.