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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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09:17 AM
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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Sep 16
NYC: Driving in Manhattan Stank Yesterday, It Stinks Today, It Will Stink Tomorrow : This just in from the crack investigative team at ABC 7: Driving in Manhattan stinks! Why is this news?...
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Sep 16
NYC: Today’s Headlines : WABC Goes Full Windshield Mode to Gin Up Bikelash George Steptoe Picks Apart the Massive Waste of Resources That Was “Operation Safe Cycle” Suspended License, Reckless Driving Charges Didn’t Keep This...
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Sep 15
NYC: In Jackson Heights, Kids Learn About Bike Safety and Document Speeding : On Saturday, Make Queens Safer kicked off the school year with a safe streets fair at Travers Park in Jackson Heights, next to the 78th Street play street....
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Sep 15
NYC: This Week: BRT for the Rockaways, Kidical Mass Rides Again : Public meeting season is back in full swing on the calendar, with forums about fixing dangerous streets, upgrading pedestrian plazas, and bringing better bus service to southeast Queens....
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Sep 15
NYC: New York Driver’s Ed Is a Joke : Want a driver’s license? It’s easy. Fill out some paperwork and pop on over to the DMV to take a 20-question test for your learner’s permit. Then, get in some practice with a licensed driver....
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Sep 15
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Kimmelman: NYC Needs Smarter Parking Regs to Build an Affordable City (NYT) Welcome Back, Montague Street Tube and Interborough R Service (News, Post, NYT, WNYC) Cuomo Sees Subway Stormproofing as Hug...
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Sep 12
NYC: Queens CB 2 Endorses Long Island City Pedestrian Upgrades : Image: DOT DOT has a plan to make it safer to walk near Court Square and Queens Plaza in Long Island City. Hunter and Crescent Streets between Queens Plaza South and 44th Drive form a triangle of sort...
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Sep 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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Sep 12
NYC: On Webster Avenue SBS, Buses Run 20% Faster and More People Are Riding : Bus lanes and off-board fare collection have resulted in big speed increases for Bx41 SBS riders on Webster Avenue compared to the old limited-stop service....
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Sep 12
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Vincent Gentile: Let’s Honor 9/11 Victims With Unfettered Free Parking (News) Cydney S....
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Sep 11
NYC: What’s Next for Select Bus Service in New York? : Select Bus Service is a big step up from the pokey local bus. What’s next?...
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Sep 11
NYC: Bowing to Brooklyn CB 3, DOT Puts Bed Stuy Slow Zone on Ice : Bedford Stuyvesant won’t be getting 20 mph streets after all....
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Sep 11
NYC: Thursday Job Market : Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy?...
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Sep 11
NYC: NYPD Does Not Apply Vision Zero Law in Fatal Elmhurst Crosswalk Collision : Melania Ward was struck by an MTA bus driver as she crossed Astoria Boulevard at 80th Street in Elmhurst....
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Sep 11
NYC: Today’s Headlines : MTA Bus Driver Kills Pedestrian on Astoria Boulevard in East Elmhurst (DNA, WPIX, WNBC) How Can NYC Shrink Its Cab Fleet?...
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Sep 10
NYC: DOT Scores TIGER Grants for Vision Zero and Rockaways Transpo Study : City Hall and Senator Charles Schumer announced yesterday that NYC DOT had secured a $25 million federal grant for street safety and greenway projects in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island....
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Sep 10
NYC: Winners and Losers From Tuesday’s Primary : The big headline after yesterday’s election was the bite Zephyr Teachout took from the left flank of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s primary win....
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Sep 10
NYC: PS 41 Parents and Staff Build Momentum for Protected Bike Lane on 7th Ave : What began as a push to extend a neighborhood slow zone has grown into a complete streets request for Seventh Avenue....
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Sep 10
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Teachout and Wu Snag More Than a Third of the Vote, Bruising Cuomo and Hochul (NYT) Corrupt Incumbent Watch: Smith Falls, Sampson Survives (NYT) Espaillat Bests Jackson By Slim Margin (Spectator) DOT...
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Sep 9
NYC: Cyclists and Pedestrians Now Make Up a Huge Share of Flushing Ave Traffic : Flushing Avenue before and after the installation of buffered bike lanes....
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Sep 9
NYC: If Police Don’t Take Traffic Violence Seriously, Vision Zero Will Fail : Eight months in, Mayor de Blasio and his administration should be proud of how much has been achieved under the Vision Zero program....
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Sep 9
NYC: Today’s Headlines : It’s Primary Day!...
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Sep 8
NYC: NYPD’s Back-to-School Street Safety Tips: The Good, the Bad, and the “Huh?” : It’s back-to-school time, and NYPD has some advice for drivers....
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Sep 8
NYC: You Can’t Complain About Albany If You Don’t Vote Tomorrow : The primary election is Tuesday, with a number of State Senate and Assembly seats up for grabs....
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Sep 8
NYC: Traffic Remains the Top Injury-Related Killer of NYC Kids Under 15 : Last week, the city announced that it is kicking off the school year with the gradual roll-out of all 140 school zone speed cameras allowed under state law....
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Sep 8
NYC: This Week: Join Streetsblog for a Discussion of BRT in NYC : On Wednesday, Streetsblog and the New York Transit Museum are hosting a roundtable discussion on Bus Rapid Transit in New York City....
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Sep 8
NYC: Today’s Headlines : NYPD Might Close More Hit-and-Run Cases If NYPD Investigated Hit-and-Runs (Post) 88-Year-Old Motorist Kills Bed-Stuy Pedestrian; Post Takes Care to Report What Driver Wore Driver Strikes Senior on Wes...
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Sep 5
NYC: Eyes on the Street: It’s Not Easy, Being the Right Shade of Green : Does something seem… off? It’s not just you: This is not the standard color DOT uses for bike lanes....
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Sep 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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Sep 5
NYC: StreetsPAC Releases Second Round of Albany Endorsements : StreetsPAC released its second round of endorsements for the state legislature today (the first round is here), announcing its support for State Senate and Assembly candidates in Queens, Brooklyn, and...
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Sep 5
NYC: One City, By Bike: Getting It Done, or Why the Bikelash Is Behind Us : This is the final piece in a five-part series by former NYC DOT policy director Jon Orcutt about the de Blasio administration’s opportunities to expand and improve cycling in New York....
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Sep 5
NYC: New DOT Report: Protected Bike Lanes Improve Safety for Everyone : Injuries are down across the board on protected bike lane segments with at least three years of post-implementation crash data....
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