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NYC: TLC Still Has No Plan to Require NYC Road Tests for Taxi and Livery Drivers : The Taxi and Limousine Commission will close a loophole that allows livery drivers to operate with less training than yellow cab drivers, but the agency still has no plans to require road tests on act...
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11:46 AM
NYC: Vance Deal: $400 Fine for Unlicensed Driver Who Killed Senior in Crosswalk : An unlicensed driver who fatally struck a senior as she crossed the street with the right of way will pay a $400 fine, pursuant to a plea arrangement with Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance. NYPD an...
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11:46 AM
NYC: The Simple Change to Truck Design That Can Save Lives : Truck side guards can help reduce pedestrian and cyclist fatalities. Boston requires them on city-contracted vehicles. New York might follow Boston’s lead....
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09:04 AM
NYC: Today’s Headlines : DOT Proposes New Crosswalks, Expanded Ped Islands at Atlantic, Washington and Underhill (DNA) UES Isn’t the Only Neighborhood Protesting Against Shouldering Its Share of Trash Burden (Bklyn Paper) MTA...
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Dec 17
Dec 17
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Dodging Drivers on the Sidewalk : Video still: Rob Underwood Heads up, New Yorkers....
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Dec 17
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Jersey City on Track to Approve Contract for 350-Bike Citi Bike Expansion Next Month (WSJ) Kallos, Dromm to Introduce Bill That Caps Community Board Tenure at 12 Years (Gotham Gazette) City & State Ta...
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Dec 16
NYC: Public Support for NYC Toll Reform Highest in the Suburbs : Since March, Move New York has made the case that its traffic reduction and transit funding plan can succeed in Albany....
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Dec 16
NYC: NYPD Still Doesn’t Investigate All Fatal Traffic Crashes : In 2013, Ray Kelly made the only significant traffic safety policy change in his exceptionally long tenure as police commissioner....
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Dec 16
NYC: Today’s Headlines : NYPD Doesn’t Inform Public of a Quarter of NYC Traffic Deaths (WNYC) Subway Delays Up Over Last Year; One in Four Trains Runs More Than Five Minutes Late (News) 7 Train Extension Delayed Again, This T...
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Dec 15
NYC: Stringer’s Citi Bike Report Is Woefully Behind the Times : Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office took so long to produce an audit of Citi Bike maintenance that major issues flagged in the report no longer appear to be affecting the system. Citi Bike had a maint...
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Dec 15
NYC: Eyes on the Street: The Fourth Avenue Protected Police Staging Area : Officers relax in the Fourth Avenue bike lane yesterday, which has become the department’s parking lot during nearly two weeks of protests....
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Dec 15
NYC: This Week: The Dangers of 57th Street : With the holidays approaching, the calendar items are stacked toward the early part of the week....
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Dec 15
NYC: Today’s Headlines : $300M Could Buy More Frequent Service and Better Station Entrances for L Train (DNA) Electeds and Advocates Press MTA for Upgrades to A/C Lines (AMNY) All About the Parking Magnate-Horse Carriage Ban-...
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Dec 12
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
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Dec 12
NYC: Does Cy Vance Use His Surveillance Camera Bank to Fight Traffic Violence? : In New York City, if you hit someone with a motor vehicle and keep driving, odds are you will get away with it....
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Dec 12
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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Dec 12
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Cuomo Economic Development Grants Snub NYC; Queensway, Ferris Wheel Among Winners (Crain’s) Cy Vance Hasn’t Charged Drunk, Unlicensed Driver for Injuring 5 People on Midtown Sidewalk (News) Driver Cri...
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Dec 11
NYC: Driver With Revoked License Not Charged for Killing East Flatbush Senior : A driver with a revoked license killed a senior in Brooklyn Tuesday....
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Dec 11
NYC: Keep Streetsblog Going Strong – Donate and Enter to Win a New PUBLIC Bike : If you look at the state of American streets, the scale of our transportation dysfunction is epic....
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Dec 11
NYC: Pulaski Bridge Bike Path Now Scheduled to Open by End of 2015 : This time next year, cyclists and pedestrians will no longer share the same cramped path on the Pulaski Bridge. Last year, DOT said the project would be done by now....
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Dec 11
NYC: The Most Important Bus Routes in NYC Tend to Perform the Worst for Riders : The M79 moves slower than flowing lava, reports the Straphangers Campaign....
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Dec 11
NYC: Eyes on the Street: The Williamsburg Bridge Bike Path Freezes Over : The Williamsburg Bridge is a sheet of ice....
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Dec 11
NYC: Today’s Headlines : MTA’s Victim-Blaming Safety PSAs Come In for Criticism at Gothamist, WNYC, NY1, Animal NY Driver Charged With DUI, Hit-and-Run After Jumping Curb, Injuring 34th Street Peds (Post, News) Husband of Lin...
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Dec 10
NYC: DOT Lincoln Square Plan Leaves Cyclists Knotted in Dangerous Bowtie Traffic : A DOT safety plan for streets near the Lincoln Square bowtie focuses mostly on pedestrians while leaving cyclists to mix it up with cars and trucks for five blocks near the complex crossing....
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Dec 10
NYC: New MTA Victim-Blaming Campaign Is the Opposite of Vision Zero : The MTA has released an amazingly tone-deaf series of public service announcements blaming pedestrians and cyclists for being run over by bus drivers. “The new PSAs, which will air on local broadcast...
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Dec 10
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Nassau Pol Predicts Unanimous Vote to Ditch Speed Cameras; Lawbreakers Want Refunds (CBS) Joan Hale, 71, Killed by Unlicensed Driver in East Flatbush; NYPD Blames Victim (NY1) Infrastructure Construct...
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Dec 9
NYC: Long Island Pols Backtrack on Speed Cams, Play Politics With People’s Lives : With a presumed re-election bid coming in 2015, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has determined his political career is more important than people’s safety. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellon...
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Dec 9
NYC: DMV Primer: Why Safety Hearings Should Be Held For Non-Fatal Crashes Too : This is part of a series of posts on the workings of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, its role in deterring or facilitating traffic violence, and agency reforms that could make str...
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Dec 9
NYC: Tonight: Support Pedestrian Safety Fixes for Lincoln Square Bowtie : Lincoln Square, where Broadway crosses Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side, is a dangerous intersection for walking, but the local BID has a history of opposing safety improvements....
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Dec 9
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Long Island Safety Cams Are Catching Speeders, So Suffolk’s Executive Shuts Down Program (Newsday) Klein’s “New Deal” Plan: Spend Bank Settlement Windfall on MTA, Tappan Zee (TU, Capital) Kallos Bill...
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Dec 8
NYC: Cy Vance Files Homicide Charge in Lower East Side Pedestrian Death : Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance filed a homicide charge against a driver accused of killing a pedestrian on the Lower East Side in November. On the evening of November 24, the driver of a BMW sed...
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Dec 8
NYC: This Week: Lincoln Square, Pulaski Bridge, Gowanus Greenway : Things get going tomorrow with a community board meeting about proposed safety improvements for the Lincoln Square bowtie, followed by updates on the Pulaski Bridge bike path on Wednesday and an on-st...
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Dec 8
NYC: Teen Driver Kills Senior on Street With No Sidewalks, NYPD Blames Victim : Ignascio Andal, whose path is indicated in white, was killed by a driver on a street with no sidewalks in Jamaica Estates....
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Dec 8
NYC: Today’s Headlines : If the MTA Raises Fares Just a Bit, Does Anybody Go to the Hearings?...
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Dec 5
NYC: Dana Lerner: Cy Vance Botched the Token Case Against My Son’s Killer : The cab driver who killed Cooper Stock is scheduled to be back in court in two months, thanks to what Stock’s mother Dana Lerner termed “inept” handling of the case by Manhattan District Attorney Cy V...
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Dec 5
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
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Dec 5
NYC: NYPD: 1,399 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 16 Killed in Traffic in October : Image: NYPD Twenty people were killed in New York City traffic in October, and 4,692 were injured, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [PDF]. As of the end of October, 124 pedestrians and c...
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Dec 5
NYC: Today’s Headlines : In NYC and Elsewhere, the Streets at Night Are for Protest (NYT, Gothamist, @urbandata) NYPD Ramping Up Arrests of Protesters (DNA) The Post Keeps Fighting for More New Yorkers to Die in Traffic Dump...
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Dec 4
NYC: Sunday: Families for Safe Streets to Call on DAs to Prosecute Reckless Drivers : Left to right: District attorneys Richard Brown, Dan Donovan, and Robert Johnson are up for re-election in 2015....
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Dec 4
NYC: How Does the Threat of Police Violence Affect How You Use the Street? : When the news came out yesterday that a Staten Island grand jury had failed to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo for killing Eric Garner with an illegal chokehold, like many people I found the outcome di...
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Dec 4
NYC: For Traffic Violence Victims, Cy Vance’s “Moneyball” Still a Field of Dreams : You won’t find much discussion of traffic violence in Chip Brown’s 5,500-word encomium to Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, published Wednesday by the New York Times Magazine....
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Dec 4
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Protests in Streets, Highways, and GCT After Grand Jury Refuses to Indict in Garner Case (NYT, Capital) Jill Abramson: Lack of Consequences for Deadly Drivers Only Adds to Pain of Victims’ Families (O...
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Dec 3
NYC: A 90-Second Appeal to Fix Woodhaven Boulevard With BRT : The BRT for NYC coalition recently released this short video that succinctly makes the case for change on Woodhaven Boulevard in southeast Queens....
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Dec 3
NYC: Driver Not Charged for Killing Girl, 10, and Injuring Mother in Borough Park : Workers clean the street after a motorist struck 10-year-old Blima Friedman and her mother....
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Dec 3
NYC: Today’s Headlines : How a Transit Project That Adds No New Service Ended Up Costing $4 Billion (NYT) Boro Park Driver Kills Blima Friedman, 10, and Injures Her Pregnant Mom (CBS, News, ABC) 79-Year-Old Man in Critical Co...
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Dec 2
NYC: This Fare Hike Is Just a Hint of What’s to Come : The amount of the MTA operating budget devoted to paying off debt has nearly tripled since 2003....
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Dec 2
NYC: DMV Primer: How the Safety Hearing System Lets Deadly Drivers Off the Hook : This is part of a series of posts on the workings of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, its role in deterring or facilitating traffic violence, and agency reforms that could make str...
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Dec 2
NYC: Today’s Headlines : DiNapoli: $5B Windfall Is One-Time Hit (WXXI); E.J. McMahon: Spend It on Infrastructure Repair (Post) Could Albany Return for a Special Session?...
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Dec 1
NYC: Eyes on the Street: The Part of Central Park That’s Only for Cars : DOT’s recent changes to the Central Park Loop, intended to improve pedestrian space, include these markings to designate who belongs where....
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