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Lime CEO Says it’s Time for America to Break Up With the Private CarBy Kea Wilson |
Between 42,000 crash deaths a year and rising tailpipe emissions that are swiftly killing the planet, America's long love affair with the privately owned car is a toxic relationship.
Greenpoint Crash Kills Cyclist At a Former Open Street that Opponents DismantledBy Kevin Duggan |
The north Brooklyn intersection where an SUV driver fatally struck a senior cyclist has long been a terrifying crossroad of reckless driving that locals have demanded the city fix, and residents called the elder’s death a preventable consequence of city officials bowing to opponents of safe street infrastructure.
The Debt Ceiling Deal Could Be Bad News For Freeway FightersBy Kea Wilson |
A poison pill buried within the new debt ceiling deal would "gut" key elements of the nation's bedrock environmental law in exchange for preventing a national default and could make it easier for highway-building agencies to expedite road projects that harm vulnerable communities for generations, advocates warn.
Friday’s Headlines: Weird Weekend Ahead EditionBy Streetsblog Editorial Board |
It's going to be HOT today. But it's going to be windy and cloudy and it may even rain on Saturday. So there's that. Let's get to the news.
Is the City Running Out of Time to Avoid a BQE Catastrophe? Some Think So, But DOT Says Its Plan Will WorkBy Julianne Cuba |
Mayor Adams is running out of time to repair the crumbling triple-cantilevered section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway under tony Brooklyn Heights, setting up the potential for “catastrophic” damage if the city doesn’t move quickly enough to address its deterioration, pols and experts warned.
Despite ‘Lofty’ Climate Goals, United Nations Bans Cyclists on its CampusBy Julianne Cuba |
Cyclists are barred from bringing their two-wheelers onto the vaunted United Nations campus, while drivers, who are notorious for skirting parking tickets, are waved right through its security gates.