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Divorce NY Style: The Council and DOT Have Moved to Splitsville

It's the battle of who could care less — and safety is losing.

February 28, 2024

Council Speaker Adams Says She’ll Consider Suing Mayor Adams over Streets Master Plan Failures

"Just like you have to comply with the law and I have to comply with the law, the administration has to comply with the law as well," Speaker Adams said on Thursday.

February 9, 2024

Pro-Safety Council Member Lincoln Restler Booted from Transportation Committee

Council leadership removed one of the most prominent safe street politicians from its powerful Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 

January 18, 2024

In 2023, Mayor Adams Basically Erased the ‘Streets Master Plan’

Mayor Adams again failed spectacularly to meet a legal mandate to construct 50 miles of protected bike lanes and 30 miles of protected bus lanes. What happens now? Nothing. And therein lies the problem.

January 2, 2024

Council Repeals Decade-Old Law that Stalled Bike Lane Installation

The City Council repealed a notorious. out-dated law that imposed lengthy delays on the city before it could break ground on new bike lanes.

December 7, 2023

Meet the E-Bike Using New Yorkers — Normal People Who Want Politicians to Stop Demonizing Them

One has bad knees and needs help to get around. Another has kids who have to get to soccer. And another buys groceries in one big trip. They're e-bike users — and they oppose a controversial City Council bill that would require license plates and registration.

November 9, 2023

Lander: City Failed Implementation of My ‘Reckless Driver’ Law, So Let’s Fix It

The architect of a city program to rein in the most reckless drivers joined the chorus of advocates demanding that it be reauthorized — and strengthened.

October 26, 2023

In Their Own Words: Ari Kagan vs. Justin Brannan for Council in Bay Ridge/Coney Island

Two incumbent Council members are on a collision course to represent a newly drawn district that includes pieces of their existing districts. Hear what they said about livable streets issues.

October 10, 2023

Speaker Adams on Reckless Drivers: ‘Going Forward, We’ll Look at Next Steps’

The City Council does not currently have a plan to replace or reauthorize the Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Program, which expires later this month.

October 5, 2023

Analysis: ‘Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Program’ is a Failure By All Measures

The Department of Transportation wants the Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Program to simply expire in part because it did not dramatically improve safety among these worst-of-the-worst drivers and led to a tiny number of vehicle seizures.

September 22, 2023