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02:02 PM
NYC: Council Members Line Up in Support of Woodhaven Bus Rapid Transit : Council Member Donovan Richards calls for center-running Bus Rapid Transit on Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards at City Hall this morning....
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12:47 PM
NYC: Eyes on the Street: NYPD Does Its Part to Fuel Brooklyn Bridge Tensions : Embarrassed by two German artists who reached the top of the Brooklyn Bridge’s west tower this summer (or was it the All-Powerful Bike Lobby?), NYPD has adopted an ingenious solution: Put a motor vehi...
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08:35 AM
NYC: Today’s Headlines : DMV Commissioner Barbara Fiala Pleads “Not Guilty” After Getting Speeding Ticket (TU) More Coverage of Woman Killed at Atlantic and Flatbush (DNA, WCBS, Bklyn Paper, Gothamist) Nearby: Ratner’s Got an...
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Oct 20
NYC: De Blasio Signs Transit Benefit Bill, Says 25 MPH Limit Will Save Lives : This afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation requiring companies with 20 or more full-time employees in New York City to offer the federal transit tax benefit to their workers....
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Oct 20
NYC: Woman Struck by Truck Driver on Flatbush at Atlantic “Likely to Die” : Photos: Ian Dutton A truck driver seriously injured a pedestrian at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues this afternoon, near the location where a truck driver killed a senior last year....
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Oct 20
NYC: TransAlt Volunteers Keep Momentum Going for Midtown Complete Streets : Tom Devito of Transportation Alternatives addresses the crowd Sunday with an assist from volunteer Albert Aaronheim....
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Oct 20
NYC: This Week: Join Streetsblog and Streetfilms for The Streets Ball : The annual benefit for Streetsblog and Streetfilms is Thursday — just three days away. Space is limited, so to guarantee your spot(s), buy your tickets by Wednesday at midnight....
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Oct 20
NYC: NYPD: Drivers Injured 1,213 Pedestrians and Cyclists in August, and Killed 14 : Image: NYPD Twenty-two people died in New York City traffic in August, and 4,435 were injured, according to the monthly NYPD crash data report [PDF]. As of the end of August, 94 pedestrians and cyclis...
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Oct 20
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Remembering New Yorkers Who Lost Their Lives to Traffic Violence (NYMag, WPIX, News, Right of Way) Advocates for Walking and Biking Access on the Verrazano Rally in Staten Island (Advance) The New Tap...
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Oct 17
NYC: Trottenberg: Federal Cuts Could Make MTA Funding Gap Even Bigger : Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said today that the MTA is making “optimistic assumptions” about federal funding as it plans its next five-year capital program....
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Oct 17
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
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Oct 17
NYC: Maximum Penalty for Cab Driver Who Killed Cooper Stock: 15 Days and $750 : The cab driver who killed 9-year-old Cooper Stock last January was charged this month with failure to exercise due care, a traffic infraction that carries a maximum 15-day jail sentence and a small fi...
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Oct 17
NYC: Will Roosevelt Island Reach Its Potential as a Bikeable Neighborhood? : While it doesn’t quite live up to the original vision as a car-free oasis, Roosevelt Island should be an easy place to foster low-stress bicycling....
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Oct 17
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Cy Vance Charges Cab Driver Who Killed Cooper Stock With Careless Driving Infraction (News) Cuomo Hires Private Attorneys to Fight Feds on Tappan Zee Clean Water Loan (LoHud, CapNY Pro) Uber and Lyft...
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Oct 16
NYC: Only One Week Left Until The Streets Ball — Get Your Tickets Now : A quick reminder: The annual fundraiser for Streetsblog and Streetfilms is just seven days away and space is limited....
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Oct 16
NYC: NYPD Recommended a Mandatory Helmet Law in 2011 : Three years ago, NYPD recommended a mandatory helmet law for all cyclists....
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Oct 16
NYC: Eyes on the Street: West End Avenue Gets Its Road Diet : West End Avenue at 85th Street....
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Oct 16
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Kids in Low-Income Neighborhoods Most at Risk of Traffic Injuries (Gotham Gazette) After Neighbors Worry About Parking and Cars, Medgar Evers Scraps Plaza Plan (Bklyn Brief) 2nd Avenue Sagas and Gotha...
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Oct 15
NYC: 155th Street Ped Safety Fixes Clear Three Uptown Community Board Votes : The Manhattan side of the 155th Street Bridge is a complex intersection where pedestrians are too often forgotten within a swirl of turning vehicles and impatient drivers....
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Oct 15
NYC: Speed Kills, But NYPD Won’t Open the Data : On the surface, the crashes that killed Jill Tarlov and Michael Williams last month could hardly have been more different. Michael Williams and Jill Tarlov. Williams, a 25-year-old rookie cop, was rid...
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Oct 15
NYC: City Gets the Word Out: 25 MPH Speed Limit Takes Effect November 7 : Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg with NYPD transportation chief Thomas Chan, City Council transportation committee chair Ydanis Rodriguez, and Amy Cohen of Families For Safe Streets....
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Oct 15
NYC: Today’s Headlines : 86th Street SBS Could Be Running By the Middle of Next Year (NY1) The News Approves of Council’s Transit Benefit Bill, Urges de Blasio to Sign It QueensWay Plan Would Cost $120 Million to Construct (N...
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Oct 14
NYC: In a First, NYPD Precinct Officer Charges Driver Under New Right-of-Way Law : The Law Office of Vaccaro & White is representing the victim in what may be the first case of a precinct-level charge for violating NYC Administrative Code Section 19-190, also known as the Right-of-W...
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Oct 14
NYC: Vision Zero and the Challenge of Culture Change at NYPD : This is the second post in a two-part piece about how Vision Zero will have to change attitudes toward streets and driving in order to succeed....
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Oct 14
NYC: Motorist Fatally Strikes “Very Small” Pedestrian in Chinatown; No Charges : Canal Street, looking west toward Elizabeth Street, where a driver struck a senior this morning....
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Oct 14
NYC: Today’s Headlines : QueensWay Plan to Be Released Today as Rail Advocates Prep Rival Study (NYT, Capital, DNA) Driver Kills Woman Crossing Canal Street in Chinatown; “I Didn’t See Her” (News, AP) Driver Critically Injure...
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Oct 13
NYC: NYPD: Failure to Yield Caused Crash That Left Cyclist Brain Dead; No Charges : The bus driver was making a turn, in red, when he struck cyclist Anna Maria Moström, whose path is shown in white....
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Oct 13
NYC: Vision Zero and the Challenge of Culture Change : New measures supported by victims’ families and enacted by Mayor de Blasio aim to change cultural attitudes that accept traffic violence as an unavoidable fact of modern life....
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Oct 13
NYC: This Week: Verrazano Bike Path, Safer 155th Street : This week, speak up for complete streets in Chelsea, safety fixes at a major intersection in Washington Heights, and a bike-pedestrian path on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. And don’t forget, The Stree...
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Oct 13
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Cuomo Should Slash MTA Construction Costs, Not the MTA’s Project List (YIMBY, Post) Metro-North Rail-Traffic Control Team Was Overworked During Spate of Crashes (News, Post) NYT: Eliminating Traffic D...
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Oct 10
NYC: DCP Sketches Out Waterfront Transit and Safer Streets for Western Queens : DCP is recommending expanded pedestrian space and redesigned streets at complex intersections like the crossing of Vernon Boulevard, Main Avenue, and 8th Street. A new transitway from LaGuardia Airpor...
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Oct 10
NYC: Friday Job Market : Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy?...
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Oct 10
NYC: Council Members Press NYPD to Enforce the Law in Death of Sui Leung : Under a new Vision Zero law, a driver who critically injures or kills a pedestrian or cyclist who has the right of way is guilty of a misdemeanor....
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Oct 10
NYC: Today’s Headlines : More Coverage of Bill Calling for Car-Free Central Park Trial: DNA, Spectator Van Bramer and Safety Advos Rally This Morning for Queens Boulevard Hit-and-Run Victim DOT Collecting Input for Jamaica Ba...
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Oct 9
NYC: Manhattan CB 6 Backs East River Greenway Connector on 37th Street : The East River Greenway, on the other side of FDR Drive to the right, will have a safer connection to the First and Second Avenue bike lanes after DOT moved parking zones closer to a condominium tower...
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Oct 9
NYC: Momentum Builds for Car-Free Trials in Central Park and Prospect Park : The very first Streetfilm was released 10 years ago, for a campaign that’s on the verge of a major milestone today. On Tuesday, Council Members Mark Levine and Helen Rosenthal introduced a bill...
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Oct 9
NYC: Two Weeks Until The Streets Ball — Get Your Tickets Today : If you haven’t bought your tickets to the annual benefit for Streetsblog and Streetfilms on October 23, there’s no time like the present....
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Oct 9
NYC: Surviving a Walk in NYC Should Not Depend on Luck : As far as Bill de Blasio’s NYPD and TLC are concerned, this never happened....
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Oct 9
NYC: Sanity Prevails as Advocates and Officials Discuss Central Park Safety Issues : Monday night, Inspector Jessica Corey, the commanding officers of NYPD’s Central Park Precinct, led a discussion of street safety in Central Park....
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Oct 9
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Rosenthal and Levine Intro Bill for Summer Study of Car-Free Central Park (CapNY, News, WCBS) Hit-and-Run Driver Critically Injures Man on Queens Blvd in Woodside (WPIX, WCBS) Truck Driver Injures Six...
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Oct 8
NYC: It’s Cuomo vs. Transit Experts on MTA Funding : Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo called the region’s transit investment plan “bloated” and rejected calls for new revenue....
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Oct 8
NYC: Vision Zero Hasn’t Changed NYPD Practice of Blaming Deceased Crash Victims : Based on press leaks it seems NYPD still presumes the victim is at fault in most serious crashes. Image: News 12 Last week an MTA bus driver crushed a pedestrian to death in Mott Haven....
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Oct 8
NYC: Pulaski Bridge Bikeway Likely Delayed Until Next Year : The Pulaski Bridge project will give more space to pedestrians and cyclists while calming Brooklyn-bound traffic....
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Oct 8
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Why Is Andrew Cuomo Pretending That He Doesn’t Run the MTA?...
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Oct 7
NYC: City Council Overwhelmingly Passes Bill to Lower Default Speed Limit to 25 : The City Council passed legislation today to lower the citywide default speed limit to 25 miles per hour. Amy Cohen, whose son Sammy Cohen Eckstein was killed by a motorist last year, speaks to the me...
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Oct 7
NYC: The Case for Driving as Fast as You Want in a School Zone : If you’re wondering who complains about a wrist-tap fine for speeding through a school zone during school hours — the type of person who has Council Member Mark Weprin sweating bullets over the city’s...
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Oct 7
NYC: Fair Tolls: Fixing NYC’s Gridlock and Transit Shortfall in One Fell Swoop : The Move NY Fair Plan sets tolls at all East River crossings and 60th Street at the same amount, while lowering tolls on four outlying MTA bridges....
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Oct 7
NYC: Today’s Headlines : WNYC Profiles Lizi Rahman, Who Lost Her Son Asif to Traffic Violence Cuomo: We Don’t Know TZB Cost, Tolls, or Financing, But Look at This Sweet Crane (LoHud) Turns Out Bank Settlement Billions Could G...
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Oct 6
NYC: MTA: We’re Not Counting on Albany to Help Pay for Capital Program : The City Council transportation committee today passed bills to lower the city’s speed limit and give hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers a transit-related tax benefit....
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Oct 6
NYC: Rumor Mill: Safety Overhaul in the Works for the “Boulevard of Death” : Word on the street is that Queens Boulevard could be the first major arterial redesign initiated by Polly Trottenberg’s DOT. DOT is reportedly preparing to launch an effort to redesign Queens Boulevar...
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