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Covering the New York City Streets Renaissance

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: 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: 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: 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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Oct 17
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Cy Vance Charges Cab Driver Who Killed Cooper Stock With Careless Driving Infraction (News) Cuomo Hires Private Attorneys to Fight Feds on Tappan Zee Clean Water Loan (LoHud, CapNY Pro) Uber and Lyft...
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Oct 16
NYC: Only One Week Left Until The Streets Ball — Get Your Tickets Now : A quick reminder: The annual fundraiser for Streetsblog and Streetfilms is just seven days away and space is limited....
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Oct 16
NYC: NYPD Recommended a Mandatory Helmet Law in 2011 : Three years ago, NYPD recommended a mandatory helmet law for all cyclists....
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Oct 16
NYC: Eyes on the Street: West End Avenue Gets Its Road Diet : West End Avenue at 85th Street....
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Oct 16
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Kids in Low-Income Neighborhoods Most at Risk of Traffic Injuries (Gotham Gazette) After Neighbors Worry About Parking and Cars, Medgar Evers Scraps Plaza Plan (Bklyn Brief) 2nd Avenue Sagas and Gotha...
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Oct 15
NYC: 155th Street Ped Safety Fixes Clear Three Uptown Community Board Votes : The Manhattan side of the 155th Street Bridge is a complex intersection where pedestrians are too often forgotten within a swirl of turning vehicles and impatient drivers....
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Oct 15
NYC: Speed Kills, But NYPD Won’t Open the Data : On the surface, the crashes that killed Jill Tarlov and Michael Williams last month could hardly have been more different. Michael Williams and Jill Tarlov. Williams, a 25-year-old rookie cop, was rid...
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Oct 15
NYC: City Gets the Word Out: 25 MPH Speed Limit Takes Effect November 7 : Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg with NYPD transportation chief Thomas Chan, City Council transportation committee chair Ydanis Rodriguez, and Amy Cohen of Families For Safe Streets....
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Oct 15
NYC: Today’s Headlines : 86th Street SBS Could Be Running By the Middle of Next Year (NY1) The News Approves of Council’s Transit Benefit Bill, Urges de Blasio to Sign It QueensWay Plan Would Cost $120 Million to Construct (N...
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Oct 14
NYC: In a First, NYPD Precinct Officer Charges Driver Under New Right-of-Way Law : The Law Office of Vaccaro & White is representing the victim in what may be the first case of a precinct-level charge for violating NYC Administrative Code Section 19-190, also known as the Right-of-W...
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Oct 14
NYC: Vision Zero and the Challenge of Culture Change at NYPD : This is the second post in a two-part piece about how Vision Zero will have to change attitudes toward streets and driving in order to succeed....
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Oct 14
NYC: Motorist Fatally Strikes “Very Small” Pedestrian in Chinatown; No Charges : Canal Street, looking west toward Elizabeth Street, where a driver struck a senior this morning....
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Oct 14
NYC: Today’s Headlines : QueensWay Plan to Be Released Today as Rail Advocates Prep Rival Study (NYT, Capital, DNA) Driver Kills Woman Crossing Canal Street in Chinatown; “I Didn’t See Her” (News, AP) Driver Critically Injure...
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Oct 13
NYC: NYPD: Failure to Yield Caused Crash That Left Cyclist Brain Dead; No Charges : The bus driver was making a turn, in red, when he struck cyclist Anna Maria Moström, whose path is shown in white....
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Oct 13
NYC: Vision Zero and the Challenge of Culture Change : New measures supported by victims’ families and enacted by Mayor de Blasio aim to change cultural attitudes that accept traffic violence as an unavoidable fact of modern life....
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Oct 13
NYC: This Week: Verrazano Bike Path, Safer 155th Street : This week, speak up for complete streets in Chelsea, safety fixes at a major intersection in Washington Heights, and a bike-pedestrian path on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. And don’t forget, The Stree...
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Oct 13
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Cuomo Should Slash MTA Construction Costs, Not the MTA’s Project List (YIMBY, Post) Metro-North Rail-Traffic Control Team Was Overworked During Spate of Crashes (News, Post) NYT: Eliminating Traffic D...
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Oct 10
NYC: DCP Sketches Out Waterfront Transit and Safer Streets for Western Queens : DCP is recommending expanded pedestrian space and redesigned streets at complex intersections like the crossing of Vernon Boulevard, Main Avenue, and 8th Street. A new transitway from LaGuardia Airpor...
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Oct 10
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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Oct 10
NYC: Council Members Press NYPD to Enforce the Law in Death of Sui Leung : Under a new Vision Zero law, a driver who critically injures or kills a pedestrian or cyclist who has the right of way is guilty of a misdemeanor....
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Oct 10
NYC: Today’s Headlines : More Coverage of Bill Calling for Car-Free Central Park Trial: DNA, Spectator Van Bramer and Safety Advos Rally This Morning for Queens Boulevard Hit-and-Run Victim DOT Collecting Input for Jamaica Ba...
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Oct 9
NYC: Manhattan CB 6 Backs East River Greenway Connector on 37th Street : The East River Greenway, on the other side of FDR Drive to the right, will have a safer connection to the First and Second Avenue bike lanes after DOT moved parking zones closer to a condominium tower...
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Oct 9
NYC: Two Weeks Until The Streets Ball — Get Your Tickets Today : If you haven’t bought your tickets to the annual benefit for Streetsblog and Streetfilms on October 23, there’s no time like the present....
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