The largest union representing uniformed NYPD cops is the lone source of organized opposition to the expansion of speed cameras in New York City, and has spent lavishly on campaign contributions to the players in Albany who control the fate of the speed cam bill.
If you walk in American cities, you know the streets weren't engineered for you. The obvious signs are the broken, obstructed, or just plain non-existent sidewalks. But there's also a less visible bias against walking programmed into our traffic signals.
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After years of limited public access, the Park Row project will improve north-south bike trips under the Brooklyn Bridge, and will link the bridge and Chinatown.
Cuomo could back up public statements of support for automated speed enforcement by pressuring John Flanagan and the State Senate to reauthorize cameras. Instead he's allowed senators to use Simcha Felder's cartoon villainy as an excuse to let the program come dangerously close to extinction.
The slate of events this week has major implications for the street network in Hunts Point, the West Side of Manhattan, and Park Slope. If you use these streets, get involved and speak up for policies that put walking and biking first.