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Covering the New York City Streets Renaissance

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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Aug 11
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Bliss Plaza Shines Under the 7 Train in Sunnyside : Photos: Clarence Eckerson, Jr. Two weeks ago, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer cut the ribbon on Bliss Plaza, a new public space created with a few simple changes to the area under the 7 train viaduct...
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Aug 11
NYC: This Week: “Street Design” Book Talk, Car-Free Streets : This week’s calendar is chockablock with car-free streets events in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx....
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Aug 11
NYC: Gov Signs 25 MPH Law — Here’s How Albany and NYC Can Make the Most of It : The new 25 mph default speed limit, combined with a significant increase in speed cameras, should lower the risk of injury and death on city streets....
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Aug 11
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Cuomo Signs City Speed Limit Bill (CBS, News, Gothamist) Cy Vance’s Embarrassing @BicycleLobby Subpoena Is National News (NYT, Politico, Gizmodo) Hard to Say If the Post Still Doesn’t Get It or Is Bei...
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Aug 8
NYC: Streetfilms: Talking Traffic Safety at the Home of Vision Zero : Clarence Eckerson shot this great interview with Mary Beth Kelly of Families for Safe Streets and Claes Tingvall, director of traffic safety for the Swedish Transport Administration. On Queen Street i...
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Aug 8
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 8
NYC: Manhattan DA Subpoenas Twitter to Solve Vexing @BicycleLobby Case : The Twitterverse had a good laugh on July 22, when the Daily News and the Associated Press reported, in all seriousness, that the @BicycleLobby had claimed responsibility for planting white flags on t...
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Aug 8
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Prendergast to Albany: MTA Needs “New, Sustainable Funding”; SAS Phase 2 in Capital Plan (2AS, NYT) Fire Delays L Train Service (DNA); SI Railway Train Derails for Second Time Since May (Advance) Mean...
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Aug 7
NYC: A Year Later, Cyclist Nearly Hit by NYPD Gives Up on CCRB Complaint : St. Nicholas Avenue at 145th Street, where a cyclist says she was nearly struck, and was harassed, by two NYPD officers in a marked patrol car....
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Aug 7
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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Aug 7
NYC: Will Cy Vance Fail to Prosecute Another Serious Midtown Curb-Jump Crash? : New Yorkers have seen this before. No evidence of recklessness here, says Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance....
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Aug 7
NYC: Today’s Headlines : No Drugs?...
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Aug 6
NYC: The Daily News Editorial Board — Still Part of the Problem : I’ve been trying to put my finger on why this morning’s Daily News editorial about slower speed limits got under my skin so much....
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Aug 6
NYC: DA Thompson Plea Deal: Serial Unlicensed Driver Fined $250 for Deadly Crash : A serial unlicensed driver who killed a pedestrian will pay a few hundred dollars in fines pursuant to a plea deal with Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson. The recidivist unlicensed driver who ki...
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Aug 6
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Daily News Doubts That Slower Speed Limits Will Save Lives Cuomo Won’t Say If Bank Settlement Billions Will Be Used for Tappan Zee (CapNY) Driver Charged With DWAI in Times Square Double-Decker Collis...
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Aug 5
NYC: Paint It Green: The Grand Street Protected Bike Lane Is Almost Back : After three years in hibernation, the Grand Street protected bike lane is about to return....
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