In January, 12-year-old Dashane Santana was struck and killed by a car as she crossed Delancey, at Clinton Street.
Santana was not the first pedestrian to perish on the busy road: Other walkers and many cyclists have died on Delancey. At the intersection of Delancey and Essex, for example, Transpo ... More >>
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is under criticism from transportation advocates for failing to hold accountable reckless drivers who kill people.
"They [police] are simply not taking that job seriously," says Paul Steely White, executive director of the group, Transportation Alternatives. "Their ca ... More >>
viaAccording to a new study from two Hunter College professors, approximately 1,000 pedestrians are hit by cyclists and sustain injuries severe enough for hospitalization yearly in New York state. About half of those -- 500 -- are in New York City. In reporting these stats, CBS mentions the c ... More >>
The ticket fixing scandal and a resulting crackdown by the NYPD has caused an major side effect: police officers are writing fewer tickets, a fact that has transportation advocates concerned that the slowdown will cause "more carnage on the streets."
NYPD Internal Affairs personnel are close ... More >>
The New York bike bill backed by Queens Democrat Michael G. DenDekker, which we told you yesterday probably wouldn't pass, has already been withdrawn after DenDekker was "flooded with complaints from people who lived outside the city that they were being taxed and regulated to address concern ... More >>
On Sunday, the British-born local DJ Solange Raulston, better known around Brooklyn as DJ Reverend Soul, was killed riding her bike at the intersection of Nassau Avenue and McGuinness Boulevard. That spot was the site of 34 accidents involving bicyclists or pedestrians and two fatalities in t ... More >>
Finally the city council bill requiring commercial building owners to allow their tenants to bring in and store their bicycles -- which was amended last year to make it less onerous to landlords -- has passed 46-1 and will go to Mayor Bloomberg for signing.
The bill stalled earlier this month in ... More >>
Not all this weekend's parades were as cheerful as the Puerto Rican Day festivities. Because the stretch of Ninth Avenue between 45th and 36th Streets has seen a lot of pedestrians run down by cars -- the most recent being art restorer Susanne M. Schnitzer, killed in a hit and run on April 9 -- th ... More >>
Where's your helmet, buddy?
They're after us cyclists again! The recent crackdown on biker traffic violations in Brooklyn was just the thin end of the wedge: now Hunter College has released a study of midtown Manhattan bicyclist behavior, showing -- brace yourself -- that bikers are lax about fol ... More >>
Oh, and now the mayor wants bikes off the subway. "They are just too big, particularly at rush hour," he said on his Friday morning WNYC radio show. Well, yeah, since the cars got so freaking crowded. Bloomberg is normally a cycling enthusiast: he turned Manhattan avenues into a bike path last summ ... More >>