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The Week in Review

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Yogurt or gasoline? Weekend ribaldry courtesy of the Neistat Brothers. NASCAR took what may have been its final "victory lap" around Midtown week, its top drivers speeding and spinning through Midtown Manhattan, backing up traffic and hogging bike lanes. In other words, behaving pretty much like the average New York City motorist. And like the […]

The Week in Review

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  Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and consultant Brian Ketcham floated yet another set of traffic mitigation alternatives to Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing proposal. The Ketcham plan would move the boundaries of the pricing zone to 60th Street and the East River bridges in an effort to simplify and reduce costs. The Weiner plan calls for […]

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Attack of the Livable Streets Zombies: DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan practices her mind-control technique on StreetFilms’ Clarence Eckerson and Streetsblog’s Aaron Naparstek Tuesday evening. GEHL YEAH! The week’s top story in the livable streets universe was Jan Gehl’s appearance at Tuesday’s NYC Streets Renaissance event. The popular (and quite funny) Danish urbanist enthralled the crowd […]

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A HIKE IN THE HAND… The MTA topped headlines for most of this week. Following Assemblyman Richard Brodsky’s promise of aid from Albany to prevent a transit fare (and, presumably, motorist toll) hike, he and a passel of fellow lawmakers signed off on (another?) letter asking MTA to delay an expected decision until April. But […]

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The Copenhagen SUV finds its way stateside CONGESTION OBSESSION: What is congestion pricing? That’s the questionable question at the crux of the debate between those who say New York must implement something like the Bloomberg plan in order to collect $354 million in federal funds, and those who don’t. It seems "those who don’t" would […]

The Week in Review

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Every Sunday, a network of streets throughout Bogotá, Colombia is closed to cars from 7am to 2pm for CiclovĂ­a.Is it too late to begin planning a car-free Thanksgiving weekend on 34th Street? IS THERE ANYTHING BEER CAN’T DO? It was a busy week for friends and foes of congestion pricing. Early on, the MTA released […]