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De Blasio Housing Plan Meekly Suggests Parking Reform

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There’s a deep connection between parking policy and housing affordability. The more space New York devotes to car storage, the less space is available to house people. And yet, 50 year old laws mandating the construction of parking in new residential development persist in most of the city, driving up construction costs and hampering the […]

Council Transpo Committee Passes NYPD Hit-and-Run Transparency Bill

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The City Council transportation committee passed a bill today that would require NYPD to issue quarterly reports on hit-and-run crashes and investigations. Originally, Intro 1055 would have had NYPD report to the council every two years on hit-and-runs resulting in serious injury or death. The language of the bill was tightened after sponsor Leroy Comrie and other committee members […]

Doctors Relate the Horror of Traffic Violence at Pedestrian Injury Summit

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Medical professionals and transportation experts convened Thursday for the third New York City Summit on Pedestrian Injury, hosted by Elmhurst Hospital. The day-long event brought transportation officials and advocates together with doctors who witness the destruction caused by reckless drivers in the city every day. The summit is chaired by Dr. Jamie Ullman, director of neurosurgery […]

The 2012 NYC Streetsies, Part 3

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Welcome to the third and final installment of the 2012 NYC Streetsies. If you’re just joining us, read parts one and two first. Note: The Streetsblog and Streetfilms year-end pledge drive ends at midnight, which means time is running out to enter to win a Specialized hybrid bike courtesy of Bicycle Habitat. Everyone who gives […]

In Memoriam

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When the book is written on the fight for traffic justice in New York City, an entire chapter might well be devoted to 2012. This was the year when Commissioner Ray Kelly’s NYPD revealed to the City Council that only a handful of officers are assigned to investigate serious traffic crashes. The public learned that, […]

The NBBL Files: PPW Foes Pursued Connections to Reverse Public Process

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Editor’s note: With yesterday’s appellate ruling prolonging the Prospect Park West case, Streetsblog is running a refresher on the how the well-connected gang of bike lane opponents waged their assault against a popular and effective street safety project. This is the fifth installment from the six-part NBBL Files. This piece originally ran on November 10, 2011. This is […]