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NYC: Today’s Headlines : Repairing Sandy Damage to Amtrak Tunnels to Cause Massive Commuter Headache (NYT, Capital) Jersey City Ditches Hoboken-Weehawken Bike-Share, Looks to Join Citi Bike Expansion (NJ.com) More Coverage of...
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Oct 1
NYC: To Make Atlantic Ave Safer, Advocates Want to Hear All About Its Problems : Efforts to improve safety along Atlantic Avenue are moving ahead as advocates gain support and the Department of City Planning continues its study of the dangerous arterial street. Brooklyn CB 8 trans...
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Oct 1
NYC: City Will Need More Than Signs to Get Drivers to Follow 25 MPH Speed Limit : DOT will conduct a weeks-long publicity campaign and post thousands of signs to alert motorists to the city’s new 25 mph speed limit, Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg told City Council me...
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Oct 1
NYC: Eyes on the Street: The Evolution of the Bergen Street Protected Bike Lane : Photo: Gary Eckstein What began as an ad hoc fix for a bike lane chronically clogged by cars has become permanent after DOT installed a block-long barrier on the Bergen Street bike lane in front of th...
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Oct 1
NYC: Today’s Headlines : De Blasio Signs Bill Creating Fines Up to $10,000 for Hit-and-Run Drivers (News) Police Make Arrest in Union Square Hit-and-Run (AMNY); He Already Has a Record (Times Herald) Gawker: Is a Human Lost t...
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Sep 30
NYC: Traffic Lights Don’t Belong on a Park Loop : Cyclists, joggers, and walkers coexist on the loop in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark....
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Sep 30
NYC: Vance Brings Manslaughter Charge in Death of Pedestrian Charity Hicks : A motorist charged with manslaughter for the death of a Manhattan pedestrian is scheduled to appear in court later this week. Charity Hicks....
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Sep 30
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Brooklyn Hit-and-Run Aftermath at 4th Ave and Degraw : After the driver fled the scene, a 78th Precinct officer inspects a car on Degraw Street....
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Sep 30
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Dana Lerner: DAs and NYPD Must Enforce the Laws Against Deadly Driving (NYT) Since April, TLC Enforcement Against Dangerous Cabbies Has Skyrocketed (Post) Council Member Miller Wants More TLC Enforcem...
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Sep 29
NYC: No Charges for Bus Driver Who Killed Pedestrian Jennifer White-Estick : Police filed no charges against the MTA bus driver who killed a pedestrian in Bedford-Stuyvesant two weeks ago....
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Sep 29
NYC: This Week: Flushing-Jamaica BRT, Bike Corral in LIC, CNU to NYC : Eastern Brooklyn and Queens rule the Streetsblog calendar this week....
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Sep 29
NYC: So Far, NYPD Isn’t Enforcing New Vision Zero Law as Intended : It was a welcome development when NYPD filed the first-ever charges under Section 19-190, a new law that makes it a misdemeanor for drivers to strike pedestrians and cyclists who have the right of way...
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Sep 29
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Prendergast Doesn’t Rule Out Road Pricing to Fund Capital Program (Poughkeepsie Journal) The MTA Needs to Get Its Construction Costs Under Control (YIMBY) Can P3s Prevent Cost Overruns on MTA Capital...
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Sep 26
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Safer Streets Come to Jackson Heights : New curb extensions are popping up on 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights....
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Sep 26
NYC: No Charges for Van Driver Who Killed Elderly Woman in Crosswalk : The day after a commercial van driver killed an elderly woman in a Manhattan crosswalk, no charges have been filed, though NYPD implied but failed to confirm that the victim had the right of way....
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Sep 26
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
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Sep 26
NYC: An Open Invite for Diane Savino to See NYC Streets From a Bike Saddle : After State Senator Diane Savino’s remarks about yelling at bicyclists to “find a fucking bike lane” ricocheted around online NYC media yesterday, we’re hearing that some constituents and other New Yo...
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Sep 26
NYC: Car2Go Launches in Brooklyn — Users Will Have to Pay at Parking Meters : Point-to-point car-share service Car2Go will launch next month across the western third of Brooklyn....
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Sep 26
NYC: Today’s Headlines : American Rail Infrastructure Is an Anachronism: Exhibit A (NYT) Van Driver Kills Elderly Woman Crossing Elizabeth Street in the Crosswalk (DNA, Gothamist, Post) Reckless Hit-and-Run SUV Driver Strikes...
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Sep 25
NYC: Hoboken’s Main Drag Set for Ambitious Complete Streets Overhaul : Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer has unveiled a plan to transform Washington Street, the Square Mile City’s main drag, with a two-way protected bike lane, super-sized curb extensions, and bus bulbs....
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Sep 25
NYC: Diane Savino: “Hey, Find a F—ing Bike Lane and Get in It” : When someone is seriously hurt in traffic, which happens several times a day in New York, it should prompt an effort to figure out exactly what happened and prevent it from happening again....
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Sep 25
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Without Funding Fix, MTA Capital Program Is Debt Bomb for Riders (NYT, WSJ, Crain’s, MTR) MTA Wants de Blasio to Pitch In More Cash (Capital) SI Board Member Votes Against Budget; Wants New Transit Li...
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Sep 24
NYC: Garodnick Endorses Complete Streets for Fifth and Sixth Avenues : The next time someone tries to tell you that complete street designs with pedestrian islands and protected bike lanes are controversial, point them to what’s happening on Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Ave...
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Sep 24
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Drivers Retake the Kent Avenue Bike Lane : DOT reconfigured the southern part of the Kent Avenue bike lane this spring, but that hasn’t stopped drivers from taking over the lane and the sidewalk for personal parking. A reader took this photo e...
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Sep 24
NYC: Where Is Andrew Cuomo’s Climate Plan? : Andrew Cuomo could be a national leader on climate policy through his stewardship of New York’s transit system. Other than the occasional photo op, he hasn’t shown much interest....
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Sep 24
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Cuomo’s Reinvention Commission Invisible as MTA Releases Capital Plan (Capital, Crain’s) To Fill Massive Gap, MTA Proposes Shifting Payroll Tax From Operating to Capital Budget (Gannett) WPIX Files Po...
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Sep 23
NYC: City Council Creates Fines for Hit-and-Run Drivers, Calls on Albany to Act : Minutes ago, the City Council unanimously passed a bill that would levy civil penalties against hit-and-run drivers....
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Sep 23
NYC: This Week: Envisioning a Safer Atlantic Avenue : This week you can get involved in street safety initiatives focused on Atlantic Avenue and Rockaway Freeway beneath the A train. Here are the highlights — check the Streetsblog calendar for the full s...
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Sep 23
NYC: NYPD Starts Using Vision Zero Law, Charges Driver for Killing UES Pedestrian : NYPD has filed misdemeanor charges against a cab driver who killed an Upper East Side pedestrian, marking the first time police have employed a new law that makes it a crime for drivers to strike pede...
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Sep 23
NYC: DMV Scrambles to Contain Scandal of Wrongful Bike Penalties : Last Friday, New York State DMV responded to mounting evidence that it has been systematically cheating cyclists by imposing motorist-only surcharges and license points for bicycling violations, contr...
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Sep 23
NYC: Today’s Headlines : $15.2 Billion Capital Plan Funding Gap Is Largest in MTA History (WNYC, WSJ, 2nd Avenue Sagas) Tappan Zee Loan Investigation “First Real Test” for Body Set Up to Keep Tabs on Authorities (Capital) As...
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Sep 22
NYC: Every NYC Traffic Death Should Be Investigated Like the Central Park Crash : When the news broke last week that a cyclist had critically injured a pedestrian in Central Park, a number of things happened that you don’t normally see after a serious New York City traffic crash. L...
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Sep 22
NYC: Proposed Hit-and-Run Fines Doubled, But Law Could Hinge on Drivers’ Word : Ahead of a scheduled Tuesday vote by the full City Council, transportation committee members voted today to increase proposed civil penalties for hit-and-run drivers....
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Sep 22
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Over 300K Participate in March (NYT, WSJ), But Can NYC Withstand Climate Change Summit?...
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Sep 19
NYC: NYC Celebrates Park(ing) Day 2014 : Kristy Raffensberger of the New York Public Library reads to children in Tribeca....
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Sep 19
NYC: NYC Cab Drivers Don’t Have to Take an NYC Road Test : You can watch the entirety of Thursday’s hearing on Taxi and Limousine Commission Vision Zero rule changes here....
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Sep 19
NYC: Why You Can’t Trust TV News to Report on Bike Lanes : Earlier this week, in an “investigation” seeking to link bike lanes to traffic congestion, ABC 7 reporter Jim Hoffer drove around Manhattan avenues timing his trips....
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Sep 19
NYC: Cyclist Strikes Woman in Central Park — Victim on Life Support : A cyclist in Central Park struck a woman yesterday afternoon, inflicting life-threatening injuries. The victim, 59-year-old Jill Tarlov of Fairfield, is on life support, according to the Daily News....
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Sep 19
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Cyclist Strikes Pedestrian in Central Park; Victim on Life Support (Post, News) NYT Wowed by TZB Construction, Devotes Six Sentences to Cuomo’s Financing Shenanigans Bill Bratton Inherited NYPD’s Dead...
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Sep 18
NYC: TLC Commish: It’s Up to NYPD to Get Reckless Cab Drivers Off the Streets : Dana Lerner, Cooper Stock’s mother, before today’s TLC hearing, with City Council Member Helen Rosenthal at left....
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Sep 18
NYC: Join Us for The Streets Ball 2014 on October 23 : Save the date — our annual benefit, The Streets Ball, is happening October 23 and tickets are on sale now, starting at just $50 ($25 for students)....
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Sep 18
NYC: NYC Bike Commuting Doubled Since 2009, While Solo Driving Dropped : Trends in how New Yorkers get to work are moving in the right direction. Twice as many New Yorkers went to work by bike last year as in 2009, according to US Census data out today, while transit usage...
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Sep 18
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Mayor’s Fiscal Year Report Card is Out (Capital); Traffic Deaths Down 7 Percent From Last Year (Post) MTA Bus Driver Crushes, Kills Woman on Bedford Avenue in Bed Stuy (Post, News, DNA, Gothamist) Ano...
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Sep 17
NYC: DOT Studying Shared Space for Three Blocks Next to Willoughby Plaza : DOT is looking to calm traffic on these three blocks by blurring the lines between sidewalk and roadway....
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Sep 17
NYC: What’s the Matter With NYC Community Boards : Andrew Albert has led the Community Board 7 transportation committee since many New Yorkers were in diapers. It’s 2014....
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Sep 17
NYC: Cyclists Sue New York State DMV for Unlawful Ticket Penalties : New York City cyclists have filed a class action lawsuit against the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for administering penalties for traffic violations that by law apply only to motorists....
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Sep 17
NYC: Trottenberg Talks About Expanding Cycling in the de Blasio Era : Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg sat down for a Q&A with the New York Cycle Club Monday night to lay out her approach to expanding the city’s bike network....
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Sep 17
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Van Bramer Bill Doubles Fines, Now Up to $10,000, in Hit-and-Runs (News) More Coverage of EPA’s Rejection of Tappan Zee Clean Water Loan: NYT, WSJ, News, PoJo CB 7 Transpo Co-Chair Andrew Albert Stars...
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Sep 16
NYC: NYPD: Drivers Injured 1,300 Pedestrians and Cyclists in July, and Killed 18 : Image: NYPD Twenty-eight people died in New York City traffic in July, and 4,571 were injured, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [PDF]. As of the end of July, 80 pedestrians and cyclists...
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Sep 16
NYC: EPA Rejects Cuomo’s Clean Water Money Grab for Highway Bridge : This morning, the Environmental Protection Agency rejected the $510.9 million federal loan New York state had requested from a clean water program to pay for the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project....
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