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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

MTA’s Queens Bus Redesign: $30M in Service, 8 More Routes, Skepticism from Brooks-Powers

The improvements mean that 200,000 more people will get 10-minute-or-better service, among other things. Who could complain?

December 13, 2023

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The City Council repealed a notorious.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

Mayor Boasts of His Record — However Spotty — As He Vows to Fix Corner Where Boy Was Killed

The move comes as critics blamed the mayor for not doing enough to keep roads safe in a year when nine children and a record number of cyclists have died in crashes.

November 1, 2023

Analysis: Council Transportation Committee Spinning Its Wheels

Members of the committee have put forth 113 bills. Only five have passed.

July 12, 2023