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03:02 PM
NYC: Local BID and CB 2 Ask DOT for More Safety Upgrades on Atlantic Avenue : If DOT follows through on local requests, Atlantic Avenue, here at Hoyt Street, could get some pedestrian safety upgrades....
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01:49 PM
NYC: Eyes on the Street: An Early Look at the Lafayette Protected Bike Lane : Crews have been making good progress on the Lafayette Street redesign [PDF], the first protected bike lane project installed by the de Blasio administration....
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10:47 AM
NYC: MTA-TWU Agreement: What’s the Plan Now, Governor? : The MTA’s financial situation became much murkier yesterday as Governor Cuomo announced that retroactive raises will be part of a labor agreement between the transit authority and the Transport Worker...
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08:16 AM
NYC: Today’s Headlines : MTA, TWU Reach Deal: Retroactive Raises, Better Health Plans, No Work Rule Changes (News, CapNY) Cuomo Promises No Impact to MTA Budget or Fares, But Many Questions Remain (Post, 2nd Ave Sagas) Centra...
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Apr 17
NYC: Grand Concourse Will Be the Next Arterial With 25 MPH Limit : NYPD Chief of Transportation Thomas Chan, Council Member Vanessa Gibson, Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Assembly Member Mark Gjonaj unveil the city’s second “arterial slow zone” thi...
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Apr 17
NYC: Mixed Signals From Bratton’s NYPD Jaywalking Directive : Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s memo ordering precincts to focus on dangerous jaywalking offenses looks like a positive sign, but it still directs officers to write out citations in a way that ensu...
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Apr 17
NYC: Suburbs Are Out, Cities Are In — Now What? : American public policy massively subsidizes a way of life that appeals to a shrinking number of Americans....
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Apr 17
NYC: Today’s Headlines : MTA and TWU Reportedly Close to Contract Deal (NYT) NYC Burbs Contend With Shift to City Living (NYT) Vishaan Chakrabarti: Subsidies for Suburbia Are Holding America Back (NYT) Tish James Says de Blas...
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Apr 16
NYC: East 106th Street Road Diet and Bike Lanes Head to Manhattan CB 11 : DOT is proposing a road diet for East 106th Street. CB 11′s transportation committee could vote on it as soon as next month....
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Apr 16
NYC: Will Bratton Open Up Data on Traffic Crashes That Involve NYPD? : The senior who was seriously injured by the driver of a marked patrol car on the Upper West Side last weekend is the latest known victim of a crash involving a police driver, and the incident serves a...
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Apr 16
NYC: Icy and Dicy: Bridge Bike Commuters Report Hazards After Late Snowfall : “N’ice day to walk your bike to work,” tweeted Wiliamsburg Bridge commuter Will Sherman....
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Apr 16
NYC: Today’s Headlines : City Hall Talking With Yankees About Soccer Stadium Deal on Failed Parking Garage (CapNY) State DOT Sidesteps Key Funding and Policy Issues in Complete Streets Report (MTR) SUV Driver Crashes Head-On...
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Apr 15
NYC: Plaza Upgrades Planned Beneath Train Viaduct on Queens Blvd in Sunnyside : Roberto Buscarsi plays during Make Music New York at 40th Street and Queens Boulevard....
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Apr 15
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Witnesses: Cop Who Injured UWS Pedestrian Didn’t Have Sirens On, Despite NYPD Claim (Gothamist) WNYC, Atlantic Cities Cover New Bixi Owner; Alta Developing Its Own “Line of Equipment and Software” Tri...
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Apr 14
NYC: No, the MTA Can’t Afford Cuomo’s Transit Raids : I think most transit riders would laugh — cynically — at the idea that the MTA has more than enough funds to meet its needs....
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Apr 14
NYC: This Week: Safer Atlantic Avenue, Vision Zero in Bushwick : On the livable streets calendar this week are opportunities to speak up for a safer Atlantic Avenue, support better bike lanes on Lafayette Street and Fourth Avenue, and raise awareness of street safe...
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Apr 14
NYC: Can Vision Zero Survive NYC’s Tabloid Editorial Boards? : New mayor. New DOT commissioner....
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Apr 14
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Daily News Still Hasn’t Gotten Over the Fact That Plazas and Bike Lanes Work Surveillance Video Shows SUV Driver Running Over Crossing Guard on Atlantic Ave Last Week (WPIX) NY-Bound Pulaski Closure S...
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Apr 11
NYC: Montreal Judge Awards Bixi Bike-Share Assets to Montreal Furniture Mogul : The path to a more reliable and efficient Citi Bike got a bit more complicated this afternoon. Bixi’s new owner, Bruno Rodi....
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Apr 11
NYC: Klein Backs Off Bill to Restore Flashing Lights on Select Bus Service : Flashing lights on Select Bus Service vehicles are designed to help riders distinguish between pay-before-boarding SBS and pay-onboard local service....
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Apr 11
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
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Apr 11
NYC: On Safety, New TLC Commissioner Meera Joshi Has Her Work Cut Out For Her : Two cab drivers fatally struck 22-year-old Kelly Gordon last night as she crossed York Avenue with her sister and a friend....
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Apr 11
NYC: Brooklyn Parking Preservation Board Votes Down Bike Corrals : Brooklyn Community Board 1 has had enough of the “war on cars,” and they’re taking it out on pedestrians, cyclists, and local businesses. Jackson Heights is one of many NYC neighborhoods that survived...
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Apr 11
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Kelly Gordon, 22, Killed by Two Taxi Drivers While Crossing York Ave at 84th Street (News, DNA) City Council Confirms Meera Joshi as New TLC Chair (WNYC) Brooklyn CB 1 Committee Says No to Bike Corral...
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Apr 10
NYC: When Will Select Bus Service Get Its Flashing Lights Back? : When Select Bus Service launched in 2008, the program included blue flashing lights on the front of each bus to help riders distinguish the service from local buses....
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Apr 10
NYC: De Blasio’s First 100 Days Speech: Vision Zero Has “Just Begun” : Graphic from today’s speech via @NYCMayorsOffice Mayor de Blasio mentioned Vision Zero pretty early in his first 100 days speech this afternoon....
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Apr 10
NYC: Trottenberg: “So Many Locations” Where Albany Prohibits NYC Speed Cams : Five cameras across NYC, restricted by Albany to streets near schools during the school day, are catching tens of speeders each hour. How many dangerous drivers get off without a ticket?...
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Apr 10
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Vacca Bills Would Require Taxi “Black Boxes” and Photos of Parking Violations (News 1, 2) More on Yesterday’s “Arterial Slow Zones” Announcement: MTR, CapNY, Observer, Epoch, Post Atlantic Ave....
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Apr 9
NYC: Atlantic Ave First of 25 “Arterial Slow Zones” to Get 25 MPH Limit This Year : As drivers zoomed by on Atlantic Avenue this morning, local elected officials and advocates joined NYC DOT and NYPD to unveil the first of the city’s “arterial slow zones,” major streets where the spe...
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Apr 9
NYC: Will de Blasio’s Affordable Housing Plan Take on NYC’s Parking Mandates? : With a plan due by May 1, the clock is ticking for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing team to come up with a plan to improve housing affordability....
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Apr 9
NYC: Driver Fatally Strikes Bushwick Cyclist, Hits Two Cars, Leaves Scene on Foot : Broadway at Halsey Street in Bushwick....
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Apr 9
NYC: Wrist Slap for DWI Killer After Brooklyn DAs Decline to Charge Homicide : A convicted drunk driver was sentenced this week to probation, a nominal fine, and a six-month license suspension for killing a Brooklyn pedestrian. Roxana Gomez Shortly after midnight on July 5, 2013...
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Apr 9
NYC: Today’s Headlines : AMNY Looks at Potential Financial Fixes for Citi Bike 2nd Ave Sagas on Ruben Diaz: “Does the Bronx Borough President Know What a Regressive Tax Is?” How NYC Bike-Share’s Dock Availability Stacks Up Ag...
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Apr 8
NYC: Instead of Reforming NYC Tolls, Ruben Diaz, Jr. Proposes Soaking the Bronx : Like the Tea Party adherents who are always going to equate walkability and sustainable transportation with a global UN conspiracy, some New York City electeds are always going to call road pricing “r...
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Apr 8
NYC: Upper Manhattan Poised to Get Its First Protected Bike Lane : Image: NYC DOT DOT will install Upper Manhattan’s first protected bike lane this summer, pending an endorsement from Community Board 12. The parking-protected lane would run north-south on Fort George...
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Apr 8
NYC: NYPD Denies Access to Confiscated Bikes, Including Those of Crash Victims : As seasoned observers of the department’s dealings with bicyclists know, NYPD has long enjoyed taking our bikes....
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Apr 8
NYC: Today’s Headlines : De Blasio “Hopeful” Albany Will Expand NYC’s Automated Enforcement (CapNY) Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. Says It’s “Regressive” to Fund Transit With Toll Reform (News) Diaz’s Transportation Plan?...
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Apr 7
NYC: Ten Months Later, Parks Department Fills in Hudson River Greenway Hole : Greenway users need this like a hole in the head. The Parks Department says it filled the cave-in today....
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Apr 7
NYC: Using Citi Bike Data to Figure Out Where Cyclists Ride : A new map shows likely routes taken by Citi Bike riders....
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Apr 7
NYC: Advocates Urge Lander to Upgrade NYPD Crash Data Bill : A bill that would have pushed Ray Kelly’s police department one step closer to opening up crash data has been reintroduced by Council Member Brad Lander....
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Apr 7
NYC: This Week: Vision Zero in the Bronx, 20′s Plenty for Bed Stuy : A ton of interesting events are all happening on Tuesday this week....
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Apr 7
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Gelinas: NYC Must Acknowledge That Bike-Share’s Primary Goal Isn’t Operational Profitability (C&S) Driver Critically Injures 12-Year-Old in Boro Park (News, Gothamist) Four Die in High-Speed “Stunt Go...
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Apr 4
NYC: CB 2 Panel OKs Hudson Street Bike Lane Upgrade, Bowery Ped Safety Tweaks : The Hudson Street buffered bike lane is set to become a parking-protected path....
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Apr 4
NYC: Brewer: I Won’t Remove Community Board Members Who Impede Safe Streets : Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer says she does not intend to remove community board members who stand in the way of transit improvements and projects that would make streets safer for pedestria...
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Apr 4
NYC: Friday Jobs Market : Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy?...
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Apr 4
NYC: In Remembrance of Steve Faust : On Saturday, longtime local bike advocate Steve Faust died at the age of 67....
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Apr 4
NYC: Today’s Headlines : TLC Nominee Meera Joshi: Driver Behavior and Traffic Safety Would Be Top Priority (CapNY, WNYC) Sticks and Carrots: Joshi Says TLC Considering Black Boxes, Honor Roll of Safe Drivers (News) News Can’t...
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Apr 3
NYC: Mark Your Calendars: City Announces Vision Zero Workshops : This afternoon, DOT released the schedule for nine Vision Zero workshops in all five boroughs over the next three months....
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Apr 3
NYC: Top Cuomo Aide: Albany Will Pass Speed Cam Expansion Bill By End of April : Governor Andrew Cuomo’s top aide said this morning that the governor is committed to signing a bill to expand the number of New York City school zone speed cameras before the end of April....
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