Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about NIMBYs

Bike-Share NIMBY Flyer: Make Cobble Hill Great Again

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A tipster spotted this flyer on Douglass Street in Cobble Hill, where Citi Bike will be expanding this year: Makes perfect sense. Keep bike-share at bay, and the neighborhood can be suspended in time. David Greenfield and the MTA won’t mess with F train service. Supermarkets will stay in business. The meddlesome construction of housing for other people […]
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The World’s Nuttiest Bike Lane NIMBYs Live in a San Diego Beach Community

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Think you’ve read about every possible NIMBY objection to bike lanes? Think again. These recent comments from a public meeting in San Diego’s affluent Coronado beach community are definitely, um, different. At the meeting, city leaders were bombarded with objections — not about parking, traffic, or “scofflaws” on bikes, but about the “visual pollution” of painted stripes on […]

FDNY: “We Haven’t Had Any Issues” With Bike-Share Locations

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Republican mayoral candidate Joseph Lhota, on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show yesterday, said that while he didn’t “know this for a fact,” he views the bike-share program as an example of failed agency coordination in the Bloomberg administration, because he’d read press reports that people were complaining about new bike-share stations potentially impeding emergency response. Despite […]