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NYC: AARP: Older NYC Pedestrians Concerned About Drivers Failing to Yield : Four out of 10 New York City voters age 50 and older consider motorists who fail to yield to pedestrians a serious problem, and one in four say traffic signals don’t allow enough time to cross the str...
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08:34 AM
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Ray LaHood Won’t Reveal Many Details About Reinvention Commission’s Work (CapNY) Equinox CEO Confirms REQX Ventures in “Advanced Negotiations” to Buy Alta (WNYC) Lanza and Malliotakis at It Again, Pus...
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Jul 29
NYC: Reinvent This: Cuomo Cuts Future Investment to Pay for MTA Labor Deals : When Governor Cuomo smiled for the cameras to announce labor deals with the Transport Workers Union and Long Island Rail Road unions, he promised they wouldn’t push already-planned fare hikes any high...
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Jul 29
NYC: No Charges for Motorist Who Killed Senior Margherita Nanfro in Bath Beach : Would daylighting the intersection of Rutherford Place and Bay 16th Street have prevented the crash that killed Margherita Nanfro?...
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Jul 29
NYC: Unlike Toll Reform, a Sales Tax Really Is a Regressive Way to Fund Transit : Among New York state residents under 65, poorer households currently pay a far greater share of their income in sales and excise taxes than more affluent households....
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Jul 29
NYC: Today’s Headlines : MTA Pays for Labor Agreements With Cuts to Capital Plan (WSJ, NY1, News, Bloomberg, Post) Things Will Get Worse at Port Authority Bus Terminal Before They Get Better (CapNY, AMNY) Flushing Commons Dev...
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Jul 28
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Carving Up Morningside Avenue for a Road Diet : Morningside Avenue Road Diet 1st cut!...
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Jul 28
NYC: This Week: Vision Zero Online Deadline, First Summer Streets : The middle of the week has the important street safety events, with an important deadline to submit ideas to the Vision Zero map coming up on Thursday....
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Jul 28
NYC: Got a Parking Problem? David Greenfield’s Purported Solution Won’t Fix It : Six months ago, when Council Member David Greenfield got the chair of the land use committee, it looked like a bad sign for parking reform in New York City....
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Jul 28
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Potential Citi Bike Expansion Timeline: Double the Size by 2017 (NYT) Will Riders Pay for the $12 Billion Shortfall in the MTA Capital Program?...
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Jul 25
NYC: The Citi Bike Deal Is Great News for Other Cities Too : Bay Area Bike Share, shown here in San Jose, is one of several systems that should be able to fulfill expansion plans quicker after REQX Ventures acquires a controlling stake in Alta Bicycle Share....
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Jul 25
NYC: One Mindblowing Fact Missing From BuzzFeed’s Port Authority Listicle : Earlier this week, BuzzFeed gleaned some fun facts about the Hudson River bridges and tunnels from a Port Authority data dump on the number of eastbound automobiles, buses, and trucks....
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Jul 25
NYC: No Homicide Charge for Unlicensed Curb-Jumping Driver Who Killed SI Woman : A motorist who crashed on a Staten Island sidewalk was charged by District Attorney Dan Donovan with driving without a license and drug possession, but not for killing one pedestrian and hospitalizing...
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Jul 25
NYC: Today’s Headlines : There’s a $12 Billion Shortfall in the Next MTA Capital Plan (Crain’s, CapTon, CapNY) The Times Looks at Traffic Safety in the Wake of Vigil for Jean Chambers Bicyclist Critically Injured by MTA Bus D...
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Jul 24
NYC: Affordable Bus and Subway Fares Are Still Worth Fighting For : Photo: Infinite Jeff via Flickr creative commons When the MTA introduced the 30-day unlimited-ride MetroCard in 1998, it cost $63....
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Jul 24
NYC: Bus Driver Seriously Injures Cyclist on Hudson River Greenway : Photo: @HildaBikes A tour bus driver seriously injured a cyclist on the Hudson River Greenway in Hell’s Kitchen this morning. The crash occurred at 40th Street at approximately 9:42 a.m., according to...
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Jul 24
NYC: How a Non-Profit Housing Developer Brought Safer Streets to the South Bronx : The sidewalk between the subway stairs and stanchions at this Southern Boulevard street corner used to be a traffic lane....
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Jul 24
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Related Companies Venture Set to Purchase Alta Bicycle Share, Nearly Double Size of Citi Bike (WSJ) From Signals to Wi-Fi to Countdown Clocks, MTA Lags Other Systems on Technology (City & State) Have...
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Jul 23
NYC: NYPD: 1,263 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 11 Killed in Traffic in May : Image: NYPD Twenty-five people died in New York City traffic in May, and 4,621 were injured, according to the monthly NYPD crash data report [PDF]. As of the end of May, 54 pedestrians and cyclists we...
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Jul 23
NYC: New York’s Top Court Exhibits Depraved Indifference to Pedestrians’ Lives : Court of Appeals Judges Jenny Rivera, Sheila Abdus-Salaam, Robert S. Smith, Susan P....
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Jul 23
NYC: Seeking Safer Routes to Walk and Bike Across the Harlem River : From left: Abena Smith, president of the 32nd Precinct community council; community council vice president Sherri Culpepper; Louis Bailey of WE ACT for Environmental Justice; Tom DeVito of Transportat...
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Jul 23
NYC: Today’s Headlines : At Jean Chambers Vigil, Jill Abramson Talks Traffic Safety With the Village Voice 2nd Avenue Sagas: Evaluating Cost vs....
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Jul 22
NYC: Tell the City Where You Want Street Safety Fixes — The Clock Is Ticking : The city’s Vision Zero map includes a new function that lets you use Street View to flag street safety issues. If you haven’t visited the Vision Zero feedback map and flagged locations where you want...
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Jul 22
NYC: Queens Residents Speak Up for Bus Rapid Transit on Woodhaven : New York City can do better for bus riders and pedestrians on Woodhaven Boulevard....
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Jul 22
NYC: Today’s Headlines : EPA: Cuomo Administration Jumped the Gun With Tappan Zee Bridge Loan (LoHud) Keith Wright Presses Court to Reinstate License of His Top Staffer After DWI Arrest (Post) Cement Truck Driver Runs Over Cy...
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Jul 21
NYC: Watch the NYC Bike Network Grow and Evolve Over 120 Years : Prepare to be mesmerized. Betsy Emmons has mapped the history of New York City’s bike network using the platform MapStory, where she’s currently a summer fellow....
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Jul 21
NYC: Crashes Highlight the Hell’s Kitchen Bus Crunch : Last Monday, a left-turning coach bus driver struck two Spanish tourists in the crosswalk at 47th Street and 10th Avenue in Manhattan, sending them to the hospital with critical injuries....
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Jul 21
NYC: Today’s Headlines : NYC DOT Prepares to Implement 25 MPH Speed Limit Citywide (AMNY) Cabbie Critically Injures 13-Year-Old Cyclist on UWS; Cops Blame Victim (Post, News) City Pleading With State For Permission to Save on...
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Jul 18
NYC: July 25: Meet NYC’s New Ultimate Utility Bike + Benefit Streetsblog : Come out to DUMBO next Friday for a bike design party where all proceeds from beer sales will benefit Streetsblog and Streetfilms. The new bike at the center of the party is the NYC entrant in Oregon...
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Jul 18
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
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Jul 18
NYC: At Jean Chambers Vigil, Urgent Pleas for Action Before Another Life Is Lost : John Chambers speaks at the vigil for his wife Jean, who was killed last week by a turning driver at West End Avenue and 95th Street....
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Jul 18
NYC: New DOT Billboards Tell Drivers: “Your Choices Matter” : The large billboards are at nine locations across the city. Image: DOT Late last year, DOT launched an education campaign to combat reckless driving....
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Jul 18
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Crisis Averted: Cuomo Wrestles LIRR and Union to Ground With His Bare Hands (NYT, News, CapNY) At Last, the Tappan Zee Bridge Financing Plan Has Been Revealed!...
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Jul 17
NYC: Bronx Advocates Press State DOT to Take Action on Sheridan Plan : After years of wrangling, advocates, businesses, and elected officials have gotten behind a city plan to convert the Sheridan Expressway into a boulevard and take trucks off local streets by building...
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Jul 17
NYC: 4 Reforms Michael Ameri Must Make to NYPD Crash Investigations : The Daily News reported Wednesday that Deputy Inspector Michael Ameri, who made street safety a priority as commanding officer of Brooklyn’s 78th Precinct, was promoted to head up the NYPD Highway Pat...
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Jul 17
NYC: Center-City Bike Counts Rose 8% in 2013. Now, What About the Rest of NYC? : Bicycling in the New York City core continues to rise, according to the latest counts from the city....
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Jul 17
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Michael Ameri Moving From 78th Precinct to Head NYPD Highway Patrol, Including CIS (News) 89-Year-Old Man Struck by Driver in Midwood on Monday Dies From Injuries (JP Updates) Donohue: With Strike Loo...
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Jul 16
NYC: State Panel OKs $255 Million Clean Water Raid for Tappan Zee Bridge : This afternoon, the Public Authorities Control Board signed off on a loan from the state’s clean water fund to help finance the new Tappan Zee Bridge....
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Jul 16
NYC: Matthew Brenner, 29, Killed Earlier This Month on Sands Street : Matthew Brenner, who was struck by a motorist on Sands Street at an on-ramp to the BQE near the Manhattan Bridge bike path on July 6, died of his injuries soon after, his family and friends report. Ma...
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Jul 16
NYC: 20 Speed Cams Issued Almost as Many Tickets in June as NYPD Has All Year : Traffic enforcement cameras are far outpacing NYPD in ticketing drivers who speed, run red lights, and encroach on bus lanes — pointing to the need for more automated enforcement to make streets safer...
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Jul 16
NYC: Hints About Woodhaven BRT at MTA Reinvention Commission Panel : No room for BRT here, Assembly Member Phil Goldfeder said yesterday to the commission charged with thinking big about the future of transit....
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Jul 16
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Today: State Control Board Votes on Cuomo’s Clean Water Raid for Tappan Zee Bridge (CapNY) Tri-State Summarizes Mounting Opposition to TZB Loan (MTR) — The Latest in the Post A Few Speed Cams Are Outp...
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Jul 15
NYC: New 78th Precinct Council Leader Has a Passion for Safe Streets : Last month, Wayne Bailey was elected to head the community council for NYPD’s 78th Precinct, which covers Park Slope, Prospect Park, and parts of adjacent neighborhoods....
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Jul 15
NYC: Bronx Advocates Push for New Pedestrian Plaza in Soundview : Harrod Place separates an underutilized green triangle (left) from a park. A local group hopes to convert it to a plaza....
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Jul 15
NYC: This Week: MTA Reinvention Commission Hearings : The big happening this week is a series of public hearings held by MTA Reinvention Commission, which will inform the agency’s next five-year capital plan and address other long-term issues facing the...
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Jul 15
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Westchester Officials Line Up Against Tappan Zee Bridge Loan (LoHud, TU) Sokhna Niang, 49, Killed by Driver on Flatbush Avenue by Prospect Park (News, WCBS, News 12) Co-Chairs LaHood, Garvey Talk MTA...
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Jul 14
NYC: WNBC Shames City for Letting Employees Hog Parking With Bogus Placards : The next time you’re in a part of town where a lot of city employees work, take a look at the dashboards of cars occupying curbside parking spots....
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Jul 14
NYC: Here They Are: Meet Some of NYC’s Worst Sidewalk Hogs : Manetta’s Restaurant in Long Island City. Care for a nice pinot noir and some tailpipe exhaust with your entrée?...
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Jul 14
NYC: A Woman Dies, So East Harlem’s Top Cop Taunts Street Safety Advocates : Thomas Harnisch, commanding officer of the 25th Precinct, reacted to a woman’s death on the subway tracks at Union Square by antagonizing Transportation Alternatives and advocate Keegan Stephan of Rig...
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Jul 14
NYC: Today’s Headlines : With Offer on the Table (News), MTA Releases LIRR Strike Contingency Plan (Gothamist, WNYC) Judge Blocks NYC Lyft Launch, Pending Decision on Suit Filed by City (Post) Witnesses Say Driver Who Hit 8-Y...
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