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Nov 26
NYC: It’s His Commission: Blame Cuomo for MTA’s Underwhelming “Reinvention” : The MTA Reinvention Commission report, the product of months of work from a panel of experts, was unceremoniously dumped to the press by the governor’s office at 5:30 p.m....
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Nov 26
NYC: NYC Motorists Have Killed Five Pedestrians and One Cyclist in 10 Days : At least five pedestrians and one cyclist have been killed by motorists since November 15....
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Nov 26
NYC: Vance Serves Up Excuses for Failure to Prosecute Motorists Who Kill : On November 14, the same day that Transportation Alternatives convened a national Vision Zero symposium at Brooklyn Law School, Fordham Law School held a day-long event examining the legacy of “Bloomb...
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Nov 26
NYC: Today’s Headlines : New Yorkers Protest Ferguson Decision on Squares, Streets, Highways (NYT, DNA) MTA Officially Releases Reinvention Commission Report Right Before Holiday (WSJ, News, MTR) To Truly Reinvent the MTA, He...
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Nov 25
NYC: Motorist With Now-Expired NYC Disability Placard Still Blocking Curb Ramp : The DOT disability parking permit on the dashboard expired weeks ago, but this driver continues to park in a no parking zone, blocking the curb ramp. Photo: Brad Aaron And now back to Seaman Avenue....
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Nov 25
NYC: The New York State DMV Primer: Why Two Hearings for Killer Drivers? : Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a series of Streetsblog columns and stories on the workings of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, its role in deterring or facilitatin...
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Nov 25
NYC: Envisioning a Safer Queens Boulevard Where People Want to Walk : A safer Queens Boulevard isn’t just about tweaks at the intersections. It’s about making it a place where people want to walk....
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Nov 25
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Streets Become a Stage for Protest as New Yorkers React to Non-Indictment of Darren Wilson (DNA) Driver Arrested in Bowery Hit-and-Run After Killing Pedestrian (News, Lo-Down) Livery Driver Kills Deli...
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Nov 24
NYC: Cheaper Gas and Uber Have Manhattan Gridlock Poised to Get Worse : Traffic gridlock in Manhattan has been on the wane for some time....
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Nov 24
NYC: DOT: Seaman Avenue Bike Lanes Won’t Return This Year : Cyclists on Seaman Avenue will have to make do with sporadic preliminary bike lane markings until sometime in 2015....
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Nov 24
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Andrea Bernstein Explains Why Drivers Who Kill Face No Consequences (WNYC) Here’s How Insanely Reckless You Have to Drive to Get a Felony Indictment From the Queens DA (News) Hit-and-Run Driver Who Ki...
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Nov 21
NYC: Precinct Where Drivers Killed Seniors in Crosswalks Ramps Up Bike Tickets : Handing out traffic tickets that do nothing to improve safety? This will end well. Photo: Elie Z....
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Nov 21
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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Nov 21
NYC: More Arterial Carnage: Driver Seriously Injures Woman on Atlantic Avenue : A driver hit a woman as she crossed the street at Atlantic Avenue and Washington Avenue today.  A motorist seriously injured a pedestrian on Atlantic Avenue at Washington Avenue in Brooklyn this morni...
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Nov 21
NYC: Reimagining Jay Street With Shared Space and Protected Bike Lanes : A two-way, center-running bikeway and a bus lane would be added to Jay Street south of Tillary Street under a concept suggested by Transportation Alternatives....
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Nov 21
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Driver Kills Mohammad Naiem Uddin, 14, in Kensington; Charged With Leaving Scene (News) Shocker: Cuomo’s Raid of State Enviro Fund for TZB Financing Was Not Above Board (CapNY 1, 2; NYT) Uber Didn’t W...
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Nov 20
NYC: Trottenberg: DOT Will Make It Safer to Bike Across the Harlem River : DOT officials, including Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, center background, answer questions from Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, right, this afternoon....
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Nov 20
NYC: Will de Blasio’s Bike Lane Network Keep Pace With Citi Bike Expansion? : Will Mayor de Blasio fill huge gaps in the bike lane network, especially in western Queens and Manhattan above 59th Street, as Citi Bike expands? Map: Transportation Alternatives....
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Nov 20
NYC: Eyes on the Street: When Will Inwood Get Its Scarce Bike Lanes Back? : Seaman Avenue at Isham Street, looking north. New asphalt and markings, but no bike lanes....
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Nov 20
NYC: Today’s Headlines : It’s Hard to Avoid This Fare Hike; the Capital Funding Question Is What Really Matters (WSJ, NY1) Republicans Have a Majority, But Jeff Klein May Still Remain Senate Co-Leader (CapTon) Gelinas: Cuomo...
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Nov 19
NYC: Cuomo’s MTA Commission Declines to Endorse New Funding Source : If you were hoping the release of the MTA Reinvention Commission report would be the moment when Governor Andrew Cuomo comes to his senses and makes an aggressive push to fund the region’s transit sys...
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Nov 19
NYC: Chinatown Biz Group Fed Up With Placard Parkers Hogging Spaces All Day : Imagine if your neighborhood’s streets were used as an employee parking lot for a nearby office building, and the people in charge of enforcing the rules turned a blind eye, day in and day out, as the...
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Nov 19
NYC: Families for Safe Streets Meets With Cuomo Rep to Talk DMV Reforms : In a meeting with representatives from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration Tuesday, members of Families for Safe Streets called for reforms to New York State Department of Motor Vehicles protocols,...
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Nov 19
NYC: Today’s Headlines : The Allison Liao DMV Hearing Was an Utter Travesty (WNYC) Capital Got the MTA Reinvention Commission Report, and It Doesn’t Say Much About Funding Citizens Budget Commission Wants Fare Hikes, Toll Ref...
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Nov 18
NYC: If Central Park Was Car-Free, New Safety Measures Could Be in Place 24/7 : The pedestrian safety improvements coming to the Central Park loop narrow crossing distances the most during car-free hours....
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Nov 18
NYC: NYPD Blames Teen Killed by SI Motorist Before Completing Investigation : A motorist waits to make a left turn from Hylan Boulevard onto Bayview Avenue, the same turn taken by the driver who struck and killed Jenna Daniels Saturday afternoon....
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Nov 18
NYC: Survey: With Parents Worried About Safety, Few NYC Students Bike to School : Although most sixth-graders surveyed live close enough to school to bike there, few of them do. Most students and their parents said local streets aren’t safe enough for biking....
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Nov 18
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Latchman Singh, 34, in Crosswalk at Dekalb and Flatbush (Post) Advance Looks at This Year’s Seven Staten Island Pedestrian Fatalities; Only Two Drivers Face Charges Times Ledg...
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Nov 17
NYC: Eyes on the Street: SUVs Planted in 14th Street Pedestrian Plaza : Photos: Brad Aaron and Google Maps “The Vanishing Game” is a Range Rover ad posing as a book....
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Nov 17
NYC: This Week: Bike Policy Extravaganza : Tomorrow evening, city agencies and elected officials host a forum on improving bicycling in Bushwick....
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Nov 17
NYC: Queens DA Richard Brown on Driver Who Killed Allison Liao: Accidents Happen : The lead vehicular crimes prosecutor for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown (pictured) says a motorist who was cited by NYPD for failure to yield and careless driving, and who tested positive for...
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Nov 17
NYC: Today’s Headlines : MTA Still Fine-Tuning 2015 Fare Hike Proposals (NYT) Daily News Comes Out for Rail on the Rockaway Beach Branch Instead of the QueensWay Cap’n Transit Runs Some Rail vs....
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Nov 14
NYC: Highlights From Today’s Vision Zero Symposium Panels : Street safety professionals, elected officials, and advocates from cities around the world gathered in New York today for the Vision Zero for Cities Symposium, a conference organized by Transportation...
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Nov 14
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
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Nov 14
NYC: DOT Unveils Interactive Vision Zero Map, But NYPD Data Still Incomplete : Injuries are indicated in orange, and fatalities in red, on DOT’s Vision Zero map. As the Transportation Alternatives Vision Zero Symposium got underway in Downtown Brooklyn this morning, DOT released...
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Nov 14
NYC: Nine NYC Bike-Ped Projects Get Federal Funds From State DOT : Nine bicycle and pedestrian projects in New York City are receiving federal funds distributed through New York State DOT, according to an announcement late last month by Governor Andrew Cuomo....
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Nov 14
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Council Passes Bill to Reduce NYC Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 80 Percent (News) NYPD Doesn’t Need a Law to Ticket Cyclists for Texting (@KeeganNYC, AMNY) Seems Treyger’s Bill Is an Offering to Constit...
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Nov 13
NYC: 70th Precinct Fines People for Choosing a Safe Place to Walk or Bike at Night : Brooklynites are asking the city to stop penalizing people for walking and biking on a park path that lets them avoid dangerous traffic on a nearby street. The 70th Precinct has deemed the north-south...
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Nov 13
NYC: Ken Thompson Secures Manslaughter Conviction for Crash That Killed Driver : In an unusual instance of a sober driver facing penalties for causing a death, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson secured a manslaughter conviction for a crash that killed a second motorist. Broo...
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Nov 13
NYC: Treyger Defends Legislating by Anecdote at Bike-Texting Press Conference : Think there’s already too much media attention devoted to Council Member Mark Treyger’s bill to ban texting while bicycling? He’s just getting started....
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Nov 13
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Fare Hike Would Raise MTA Bridge Tolls, Too (Post) — All the More Reason for Toll Reform News Wants MTA to Keep Fare Hikes Under the Rate of Inflation, as Promised NYPD School Safety Van Driver Runs O...
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Nov 12
NYC: Vision Zero Year One: An Early Assessment : New York’s transportation reform and traffic safety movement notched huge wins when mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio adopted Vision Zero as part of his platform in 2013, and again this year when the n...
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Nov 12
NYC: Treyger’s Texting-and-Biking Bill — a Big Distraction From Vision Zero : City Council Member Mark Treyger insists his bill to penalize cyclists for texting is well-intentioned, but there is no evidence to suggest that the behavior targeted by his proposal is a source of si...
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Nov 12
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Where’s the MTA Reinvention Commission Report?...
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Nov 11
NYC: Chin Joins Victims’ Families to Blast Lax Enforcement of Street Safety Law : Michael Cheung speaks about his mother, 90-year-old Sau Ying Lee, who was killed in a Canal Street crosswalk by a driver last month. No charges were filed....
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Nov 11
NYC: Eyes on the Street: 30 MPH Speed Limit on Riverside Drive : Riverside Drive is a neighborhood street where drivers routinely injure pedestrians and cyclists....
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Nov 11
NYC: NYPD: 1,236 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 14 Killed in September : Image: NYPD Twenty-six people died in New York City traffic in September, and 4,436 were injured, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [PDF]. As of the end of September, 108 pedestrians and...
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Nov 11
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Family of Anna Maria Moström Sues Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation for Crash Info (Post) Chin Calls for DOT Study of Truck Traffic, Right of Way Charges in Fatal Crashes (Bowery Boogie) Trottenb...
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Nov 10
NYC: Julissa Ferreras Joins Corona Residents in Planning for a Safer 111th Street : 111th Street is a barrier to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Local residents, advocates, and Council Member Julissa Ferreras want to change that....
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Nov 10
NYC: This Week: Better Buses on Utica and the Vision Zero Symposium : Street safety experts from around the world are gathering in New York this week to discuss Vision Zero, and the public can join them in workshops on Saturday....
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