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Covering the New York City Streets Renaissance

Oct 31
NYC: Remember This Hashtag – #marathonfunday : Rise with the sun on marathon day and you can claim what’s typically a car-choked mess all to yourself....
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Oct 31
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
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Oct 31
NYC: Halloween: A Lot Less Scary If Drivers and Roads Were Safer : ICYMI: We’re helping children be seen on #Halloween by lending them reflective vests!...
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Oct 31
NYC: Nassau Democrat Campaigns Against Speed Cams in Bid for Senate Seat : Adam Haber, a Democrat challenging incumbent Republican State Senator Jack Martins in Nassau County, is out with a new attack ad blasting his opponent for supporting speed cameras. In April, the Senat...
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Oct 31
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Prendergast Confirms 2015 Fare Hike, Urges Proposed Capital Plan Improvements (NBC, PIX, CBS) Private Trash Truck Driver Kills Chinatown Pedestrian; NYPD Preps Hit-and-Run Defense (DNA, Post) Witness:...
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Oct 30
NYC: Two Pedestrians Killed in 24 Hours, Including Seventh MTA Victim of 2014 : MTA bus drivers have killed two pedestrians since 2013 while making turns at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue, Wyckoff Avenue, and Palmetto Street, but bus route modifications were not included in a...
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Oct 30
NYC: Michael Frumin Hired to Get Citi Bike Tech Back on Track : Day 2 @citibike, so much to do....
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Oct 30
NYC: As Citi Bike Expands, So Should NYC’s Protected Bike Lanes : When Citi Bike launched last year, ridership numbers quickly surpassed levels seen in other cities....
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Oct 30
NYC: Motorist With NYC Disability Placard Blocks Curb Ramp With Car — Legally : NYC drivers with disability permits can park just about anywhere, even if they create obstructions for others with disabilities....
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Oct 30
NYC: Today’s Headlines : MTA Bus Driver Kills Man at Same Intersection Where Ella Bandes Was Killed in 2013 (WNBC, WPIX) Cement Truck Driver Kills Man Crossing Northern Boulevard in Astoria (WCBS, WNBC) Turning Driver Injures...
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Oct 29
NYC: NYC Pedestrian and Cyclist Traffic Injuries Hit Five-Year High in 2013 : Motorists injured more pedestrians and cyclists in New York City last year than in any of the previous five years, according to official 2013 data on traffic injuries and deaths released by the state...
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Oct 29
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Citi Bike Deal: NYT, WSJ, News, Post, NPR, CapNY, AMNY, Crain’s, Bloomberg, WABC, WNBC, WCBS New Management, No Public Cash, Expansion Back on Track: Daily News Is Thrilled About Citi Bike Cuomo Conti...
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Oct 28
NYC: Citi Bike 2.0: New Owners Hire Jay Walder and Promise Major Expansion : With new ownership backed by real estate giant Related and a new CEO in former MTA head Jay Walder, Citi Bike expansion is back on track....
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Oct 28
NYC: StreetsPAC Issues New Round of Albany Endorsements : With a week to go before the November 4 election, StreetsPAC has issued a new round of endorsements for candidates for state legislature....
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Oct 28
NYC: Citi Bike Expansion Map: 375 New Stations for Uptown, Queens, and Brooklyn : Photo: Stephen Miller The rumors were on target and the wait is over for New York City bike-share: With new management and new capital, the system is on track to cover a lot more ground. Here’s the ma...
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Oct 28
NYC: NYPD Training Precinct Cops to Charge Drivers Who Violate Right of Way Law : All 35,000 of New York City’s uniformed police officers will be trained to file charges against drivers who violate the new Right of Way Law, according to NYPD Chief of Transportation Thomas Chan. NYP...
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Oct 28
NYC: Today’s Headlines : More Coverage of Mayor Signing 25 MPH Bill (WNYC, DNA, News, Post, Observer, CapNY, WCBS) What Do the New Yorker and Marcia Kramer Have in Common?...
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Oct 27
NYC: It’s Still Legal to Run Over a Child on a New York City Sidewalk [Updated] : An 8-year-old girl run over on the sidewalk outside her Bronx school Friday was one of at least two New York City pedestrians killed by motorists over the weekend....
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Oct 27
NYC: This Week: Lots of Livable Streets Action at Community Boards : This week, there are opportunities to support bike corrals, bike lanes, better bus service, and Safe Routes to Schools at community board meetings in Brooklyn and Queens....
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Oct 27
NYC: Sources: Alta Buyout a Done Deal; Citi Bike Fleet to Double : The REQX purchase of Alta bodes well for bike-share in NYC and beyond. Photo: Brad Aaron The buyout of Alta Bicycle Share rumored since July is finally a done deal....
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Oct 27
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Sources: REQX Buys Alta; Citi Bike to Double in Size (CapNY) No Charges: Driver Hits 10 Outside Kingsbridge School, Kills Rylee Ramos, 8 (News 1, 2; NYT, ABC) Driver Kills Pedestrian Florence Bello in...
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Oct 24
NYC: Quorum or No, Astoria’s CB 1 Votes Against Three Livable Streets Projects : Astoria’s Community Board 1 rejected three livable streets projects Tuesday night, despite questions about whether the board even had enough members in attendance to take votes on the proposals. Queen...
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Oct 24
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
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Oct 24
NYC: Citizens Budget Commission: MTA Capital Program Must Change Course : The fight over how to fund the MTA’s next capital plan is just starting to heat up, with worries over disappearing federal dollars, ever-expanding debt, and proposals for new revenue sources....
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Oct 24
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Citizens Budget Commission: MTA Should Prioritize Upkeep Over Expansion (NYT, SAS) City Council Committee Passes Ambitious Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (CapNY) Amtrak Chair Says Sunnyside Y...
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Oct 23
NYC: New Data Reveal Which City Agency Is Running Over the Most Pedestrians : Over the past eight years, there have been more than 1,200 personal injury claims against the city involving pedestrians injured or killed by drivers of city vehicles, including 22 pedestrian deaths,...
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Oct 23
NYC: Martin Srodin, 46, Killed by Semi Truck Driver in Glendale Crosswalk : Martin Srodin, whose path is indicated in white, was killed by a trucker making a left turn in Glendale this morning. Semi truck drivers have killed at least eight NYC pedestrians since January 2012....
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Oct 23
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Why Pedestrian Islands Belong at More NYC Intersections : Last night, a driver hit a newly-installed pedestrian island at the same crossing where Cooper Stock was killed earlier this year. The driver told police she didn’t see it....
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Oct 23
NYC: The Streets Ball Is Tonight! Get Tickets Online Til 2 PM : The Streets Ball is finally here — our big annual benefit starts tonight at 7 at the Invisible Dog off the Bergen Street F/G stop. If, like me, you’re the type of person who always buys tickets at the...
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Oct 23
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Turning Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver Kills Man Crossing Street in Glendale (News) Cuomo and Astorino Agree: Tappan Zee Drivers Shouldn’t Pay for Their New Bridge (WXXI) The Subway Set Multiple Ridersh...
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Oct 22
NYC: Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes, Flips Parked Car Onto Sunnyside Sidewalk : An allegedly drunk driver crashed into six parked cars last night in Sunnyside, flipping one of them onto the sidewalk....
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Oct 22
NYC: The Growing Political Muscle of the Campaign for a Verrazano Bike/Ped Path : Photo: Harbor Ring Committee This Saturday, close to 100 people gathered at the Alice Austen House on the North Shore of Staten Island to demand a walking and biking path across the Verrazano Bridge....
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Oct 22
NYC: DA Cy Vance: $250 Fine for Motorist Accused of Deliberately Striking Cyclist : Manhattan DA Cy Vance dropped assault charges against Jose Henriquez, a hit-and-run driver accused of intentionally striking a cyclist with an SUV....
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Oct 22
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Queens Council Members Back Woodhaven BRT: More Coverage From NY1, AMNY, TL Manhattan CB 7 Members See Car-Free Central Park as a Way to Ease Bike/Ped Conflicts (DNA) Meanwhile, the Only Solution in t...
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Oct 21
NYC: DiNapoli: If Cuomo Borrows More for the MTA, Get Ready for Fat Fare Hikes : Without a commitment from the state to close the $15.2 billion gap in the MTA’s capital program, the cost of a MetroCard is likely to spike as the MTA adds to its cumbersome debt load, according to a...
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Oct 21
NYC: Council Members Line Up in Support of Woodhaven Bus Rapid Transit : Council Member Donovan Richards calls for center-running Bus Rapid Transit on Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards at City Hall this morning....
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Oct 21
NYC: Eyes on the Street: NYPD Does Its Part to Fuel Brooklyn Bridge Tensions : Embarrassed by two German artists who reached the top of the Brooklyn Bridge’s west tower this summer (or was it the All-Powerful Bike Lobby?), NYPD has adopted an ingenious solution: Put a motor vehi...
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Oct 21
NYC: Today’s Headlines : DMV Commissioner Barbara Fiala Pleads “Not Guilty” After Getting Speeding Ticket (TU) More Coverage of Woman Killed at Atlantic and Flatbush (DNA, WCBS, Bklyn Paper, Gothamist) Nearby: Ratner’s Got an...
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Oct 20
NYC: De Blasio Signs Transit Benefit Bill, Says 25 MPH Limit Will Save Lives : This afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation requiring companies with 20 or more full-time employees in New York City to offer the federal transit tax benefit to their workers....
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Oct 20
NYC: Woman Struck by Truck Driver on Flatbush at Atlantic “Likely to Die” : Photos: Ian Dutton A truck driver seriously injured a pedestrian at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues this afternoon, near the location where a truck driver killed a senior last year....
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Oct 20
NYC: TransAlt Volunteers Keep Momentum Going for Midtown Complete Streets : Tom Devito of Transportation Alternatives addresses the crowd Sunday with an assist from volunteer Albert Aaronheim....
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Oct 20
NYC: This Week: Join Streetsblog and Streetfilms for The Streets Ball : The annual benefit for Streetsblog and Streetfilms is Thursday — just three days away. Space is limited, so to guarantee your spot(s), buy your tickets by Wednesday at midnight....
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Oct 20
NYC: NYPD: Drivers Injured 1,213 Pedestrians and Cyclists in August, and Killed 14 : Image: NYPD Twenty-two people died in New York City traffic in August, and 4,435 were injured, according to the monthly NYPD crash data report [PDF]. As of the end of August, 94 pedestrians and cyclis...
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Oct 20
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Remembering New Yorkers Who Lost Their Lives to Traffic Violence (NYMag, WPIX, News, Right of Way) Advocates for Walking and Biking Access on the Verrazano Rally in Staten Island (Advance) The New Tap...
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Oct 17
NYC: Trottenberg: Federal Cuts Could Make MTA Funding Gap Even Bigger : Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said today that the MTA is making “optimistic assumptions” about federal funding as it plans its next five-year capital program....
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Oct 17
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
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Oct 17
NYC: Maximum Penalty for Cab Driver Who Killed Cooper Stock: 15 Days and $750 : The cab driver who killed 9-year-old Cooper Stock last January was charged this month with failure to exercise due care, a traffic infraction that carries a maximum 15-day jail sentence and a small fi...
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Oct 17
NYC: Will Roosevelt Island Reach Its Potential as a Bikeable Neighborhood? : While it doesn’t quite live up to the original vision as a car-free oasis, Roosevelt Island should be an easy place to foster low-stress bicycling....
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