Paul Steely White

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Deadly Delancey: What To Expect With The Street Safety Plan

    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 >>

  • News

    January 11, 2012

    Why Won't the NYPD Charge Motorists Who Maim or Kill?

    The NYPD hands out plenty of traffic tickets

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Ray Kelly, Advocates Say, Dropping the Ball on Investigating and Charging Reckless Drivers Who Kill

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Cyclists Injure 500 People Yearly in New York City; Cars Injure 70,000

    via​According 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal May Mean "More Carnage On The Streets," Advocates Say

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    New York Bike License Bill is Dead

    ​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backed by Queens Democrat Michael G. DenDekker, which we told you yesterday probably wouldn't pass, has already been withdrawn after DenDekker was "flooded with complaints from people who lived outside the city that they were being taxed and regulated to address concern ...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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Brooklyn Neighborhood Advocates Call For Safety Improvements in Greenpoint After DJ Death

    ​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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 15, 2009


    David Byrne talks you into buying a bike

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Bikes in Buildings Bill Glides Through Council

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Hell's Kitchen Neighbors March in Memoriam at Deadly 9th Ave Stretch

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2009

    Cycling Study, Bike Rules Website Hasten the End of the Urban Outlaw Biker

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Bloomberg Wants Bikes Off Subways; TransAlt Responds

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    Bill Opening Workplaces to Bikes is a Lock, Says Sponsor

    It may seem like it's all Clinton Global Initiative here at Runnin' Scared, but we're also keenly interested in bicycles. Councilmember David Yassky says this time for sure he's going to get his "Bikes In Buildings" Bill passed in the City Council. The bill would require commercial property owners ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2008

    Bloomberg's Congestion Pricing Plan Has Rivals

    Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan picked up some Albany competition yesterday, and the quick growth of support for the new proposal could spell disaster for the mayor’s anti-traffic dreams. Standing on the steps of City Hall, Westchester Assembly Democrat Richard Brodsky issued an al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2008

    New Congestion Pricing Options as the Debate Continues

    Congressman Anthony Weiner linked congestion pricing with the Bush administration—surely, one way to turn off many New Yorkers— at forum hosted by New York Civic. New Yorkers support the stated goal of Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan—improving mass transit—but just aren’t ... More >>

  • News

    May 29, 2007

    Downfall of the Williamsburg Hip

    Cycling advocate pounds the pavement, but not the way he wanted

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2006

    When Good Cops Park Badly

    Chinatown residents and business owners fired off another salvo in downtown Manhattan's street parking wars. They held a press conference Wednesday morning to tout a new report by the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives which documents just how bad the abuse of free street parking privileges ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2006