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Covering the New York City Streets Renaissance

Aug 29
NYC: One City, By Bike: Huge Opportunities for NYC Cycling in the de Blasio Era : Jon Orcutt was NYC DOT’s policy director from 2007 to 2014....
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Aug 29
NYC: Chin Calls for Safety Fixes After Driver Injures Three Women on South Street : South Street at Rutgers Slip, before a traffic signal and crosswalks were installed last year....
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Aug 29
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
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Aug 29
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Our Long PPW Bike Lane Nightmare Is Almost Over : Repaved sections of Prospect Park West are being striped, with orange barrels marking the bike lane in the meantime....
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Aug 29
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Man Who Used Car As Weapon in Bronx Hit-and-Run Faces Attempted Murder Charges (DNA) Driver Injures Three Women, One Critically, Beneath FDR Downtown (Gothamist, DNA) Driver Smashes Jeep Into Ozone Pa...
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Aug 28
NYC: Planning For Growth and Safer Streets at Bronx Metro-North Stations : Once the MTA’s East Side Access project is finally complete, a few additional upgrades will allow Metro-North’s New Haven Line trains to stop at new stations in the East Bronx and cross the Hell Gate...
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Aug 28
NYC: City Begins to Reclaim Space for Pedestrians at Fordham Plaza : The multi-year project to improve Fordham Plaza in the Bronx — a critical transit hub — entered its latest phase yesterday with the groundbreaking for a bigger and better public space for pedestrians....
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Aug 28
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Top Astorino Aide and Conservative Party Big Resigns County Job After DWI Crash (News, LoHud) She Complained About His Driving, So He Mowed Her Down and Fled; Now He’s Under Arrest (News) Driver Injur...
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Aug 27
NYC: Council Members Van Bramer, Levin Come Out On Top In TA Report Card : Which members of the City Council have made transportation a priority this term?...
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Aug 27
NYC: Point-to-Point Car-Share Service Car2Go Getting Ready to Launch in Brooklyn : Car2Go, a subsidiary of automotive giant Daimler AG, is hiring staff and preparing to launch in Brooklyn after more than a year of negotiations with the city, bringing point-to-point car-share to NYC...
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Aug 27
NYC: Today’s Headlines : With Work Slowly Moving Ahead at Amtrak’s Moynihan Station, Schumer Calls for More Funds (NYT) Teachout: Then-Candidate Cuomo Did Nothing to Stop Christie From Cancelling ARC Tunnel (News) News Backs...
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Aug 26
NYC: First Phase of Woodhaven Bus Upgrades Coming This Fall. Then What? : Select Bus Service on Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards is coming to Queens in two phases....
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Aug 26
NYC: Today’s Headlines : De Blasio, Explaining Why He Has Taxpayers Pay for His Rides, Says He’s “A Humble Guy” (Observer) The Advance Brings a Speed Gun to the Streets of Staten Island Ruben Diaz Jr.: We’re “Adding Lanes” to...
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Aug 25
NYC: “Is It Really The Parking?”: Ozone Park Merchants Spar With Plaza Supporters : A new episode in a long-running conflict has cropped up in Ozone Park: A community group worked with the city to install a pedestrian plaza, but merchants, blaming poor sales on changes to traffic pat...
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Aug 25
NYC: This Week: Summer’s Not Over Yet : You know the summer is over when the community board calendar picks up steam again....
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Aug 25
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Elderly Man Bloodied By Cops During Jaywalking Stop Sues City for $5M (WSJ, News) Krugman: The Rent Is Too Damn High (NYT) Two-Car Crash Injures Five Pedestrians on Harlem Sidewalk (NBC) Five Family M...
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Aug 22
NYC: Eyes on the Street: DOT Replaces PPW Bike Lane With Parking : This is one of New York City’s most famous protected bike lanes on a busy August day....
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Aug 22
NYC: StreetsPAC Issues Endorsements for State Senate and Assembly Races : With primaries coming in a few weeks, StreetsPAC today announced its first round of endorsements for state-level offices, and its first endorsements for candidates outside NYC. NYC’s first-ever livabl...
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Aug 22
NYC: New Penalties for Reckless Drivers Now In Effect, But NYPD Isn’t Ready : In May, the City Council passed a package of legislation to crack down on traffic violence. In June, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the bills....
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Aug 22
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Update: Through July, Almost All Precincts Have Stepped Up Dangerous Driving Tickets (WNYC) Thruway’s Madison: Without TZB Loan, Clean Water Funds Would’ve Gone Unused (LoHud) Meanwhile, There’s a Tap...
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Aug 21
NYC: Rodriguez Bill Would Use Taxi TV to Help NYPD Close Hit-and-Run Cases : A bill introduced today by City Council Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez [PDF] would require all street hail taxis to display notifications from NYPD about wanted hit-and-run drivers us...
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Aug 21
NYC: “Saner Rules” for Bicyclists Won’t Make NYC Streets Safe : “I argue for saner rules for bikes,” tweeted traffic guru “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz yesterday, referring to a post that he and fellow former NYC DOT engineer Gerard Soffian put up on CityLand....
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Aug 21
NYC: WPIX Gets BIke Law Facts Wrong and Misses DMV Scandal Under Its Nose : New Yorkers have seen their fair share of malicious press about bikes, from willful ignorance in Daily News editorials to Marcia Kramer linking cyclists to terrorists....
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Aug 21
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Newly-Released Video Indicates NYPD Cover-Up After Officer Killed Ryo Oyamada (Gothamist) Julio Acevedo, Who Killed Family in High-Speed W’Burg Crash, Will Go to Court in October (Post) Livery Base De...
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Aug 20
NYC: New York State DMV Admits to Cheating Cyclists, But Doesn’t Say It Will Stop : The New York State DMV admits that it is incorrectly overcharging cyclists for traffic violations and wrongly adding points to their drivers licenses, but the agency hasn’t agreed to stop doing it. In...
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Aug 20
NYC: Run 3 Reds on a Bike, Pay $1,500; Hit 10 People With a Car, It’s All Good : Today “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz and Gerard Soffian, both former officials with NYC DOT, said the city should amend laws that treat cyclists and motorists the same....
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Aug 20
NYC: Scenes of Mindless Bike Enforcement From “Operation Safe Cycle” : NYPD’s bike ticket blitz, a.k.a. Operation Safe Cycle, is halfway through its two-week run....
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Aug 20
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Plan to Replace Empty Yankee Parking Garages With Soccer Stadium Has Gone Quiet (CapNY) Speeding Was Top S.I....
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Aug 19
NYC: A Proposal for Incremental Parking Reform in NYC : Surface parking consumes more than 467 acres of NYCHA property citywide. Map: 9×18 [PDF]In most of New York City, zoning requirements compel new development to include a certain amount of parking....
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Aug 19
NYC: DOT: No Plans for Park Avenue Bike Infrastructure After Recent Deaths : The west side of Park Avenue and 108th Street, facing south....
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Aug 19
NYC: DMV Cheating Cyclists With Unlawful Surcharges and License Points : As NYPD’s latest bike ticket blitz — “Operation Safe Cycle” – rolls into its second week, here at my law firm we’ve been getting more than the usual number of phone calls and emails from cyclists with...
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Aug 19
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Karoll Grzegorczyk, 32, Crossing Fresh Pond Road in Maspeth (News, NY1) Police Search for Driver Who Used Car as Weapon in Bruckner Blvd Hit-and-Run (WCBS, WNBC) Driver Who Ca...
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Aug 18
NYC: Kidical Mass NYC and Summer Streets Bring Out the Tykes on Bikes : This just about captures the mood on the ride from Borough Hall to Astor Place....
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Aug 18
NYC: Jerrison Garcia, 25, Third Cyclist Killed Near Park Ave. Viaduct in Two Years : Cyclists on Park Avenue are sandwiched between the viaduct and parked cars while contending with moving vehicles and intersections with limited visibility....
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Aug 18
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Cyclist Hit by Livery Cab Driver Is Third Killed at E....
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Aug 15
NYC: Tomorrow: It’s Kidical Mass NYC! : Tomorrow brings the first official ride for Kidical Mass NYC, an opportunity for adult cyclists of varying skill levels to hit the streets with their little ones. Galit Gordon is ready for Kidical Mas...
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Aug 15
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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Aug 15
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
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Aug 15
NYC: NYC Traffic Injuries Down 6.6 Percent in First Half of 2014 : Traffic injuries in New York City declined nearly 7 percent in the first six months of 2014 compared to the same period last year, according to NYPD data compiled by Streetsblog....
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Aug 15
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Tom Vanderbilt: Street Design Cues Slow Down Drivers, and NYC Needs More (NYT) Classy: Chris Christie Trolls NJ Transit Rider Sitting on Delayed Train (WNYC) It’s Not a Casino, But @NYGovCuomo Still P...
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Aug 14
NYC: The Gulf Between NYPD’s Street Safety Message and Police Behavior : Altered #OperationSafeCycle pamphlet to accurately reflect reality....
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Aug 14
NYC: Older Pedestrians More Likely to Die in Traffic: Will New York State DOT Act? : Manhattan is the most dangerous borough for residents age 60 and older to walk, and older pedestrians throughout the metro region suffer disproportionately from deadly traffic violence, according to a...
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Aug 14
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Ambulance Driver Killed Cyclist in Flushing Wednesday Morning (Post, Gothamist, NY1) NYPD: Cyclist Who Killed Irving Schachter Swerved to Avoid a Pedicab (Post) After Driver Injures Cyclist, Bushwick...
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Aug 13
NYC: CB 7 Committee Unanimously Endorses Road Diet for West End Avenue : The Community Board 7 transportation committee last night unanimously endorsed the DOT proposal to improve pedestrian safety on West End Avenue, where drivers have killed two pedestrians this year. Th...
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Aug 13
NYC: Irving Schachter Killed By Cyclist in Central Park Earlier This Month : A teenage cyclist killed a 75-year-old man jogging in Central Park earlier this month. At around 4:52 p.m....
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Aug 13
NYC: Will This Year’s “Operation Safe Cycle” Make Anyone Safer? : The Park Row bike lane by City Hall, full of illegally parked vehicles as usual. Photo: Keegan Stephan Yesterday NYPD showed New York that police do actually enforce the speed limit on local streets....
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Aug 13
NYC: Today’s Headlines : NYPD Launches Two-Week Cyclist Enforcement Crackdown (Gothamist) How Do Cops Parked in Bike Lanes Enhance NYPD’s Bike Safety Program?...
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Aug 12
NYC: Where Cyclists Have the Power to Ride Straight Past Turning Motorists : Hey, so it turns out the all-powerful @BicycleLobby didn’t actually scale the Brooklyn Bridge and plant white American flags at the top....
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Aug 12
NYC: Tonight: Speak Up for Pedestrian Safety on Deadly West End Avenue : Image: NYC DOT Tonight, the transportation committee of Manhattan Community Board 7 will vote on a DOT proposal to improve safety on West End Avenue, where drivers have killed two pedestrians in 2014....
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Aug 12
NYC: Today’s Headlines : If NYC Can Make a Bus Lane on the Manhattan Bridge for the DNC, Why Not Every Day?...
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