York City Department of Transportation

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    Cycling on the Sidewalk: The New Stop-and-Frisk?

    Institutional Racism: Fewest lanes, most #bikenyc 'sidewalk stops,' in Black & Latino neighbs— Keegan Stephan (@KeeganNYC) October 21, 2014 Some call it "stop-and-frisk by another name." Others say it's an excuse for cops to up the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    No More Alternate Side of the Street Parking! Well, For Two Weeks. And if You're Lucky

    Those of us who are forced to comply with the ritual of alternate side parking know that it's a special kind of hell. You get in your car, you move it to the opposite side of the street; the sanitation department sends a little Zamboni down the street to spray some water and push some trash around; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Cars in New York City Will Only Be Allowed to Drive as Fast as Humans Can Run

    On Monday night, in the last hour he could possibly do so, State Senator Jeff Klein introduced a bill that would lower New York City's default speed limits to 25 miles per hour. The city's current standard speed limit, except in areas where it is otherwise noted, is 30 MPH. Lowering speed limits in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    On the Eve of Citibike, Remembering the City's Ghost Bikers

    It's a bright, cool Sunday afternoon, and jammed car lines are radiating from Queens Plaza. The N, Q, and 7 trains rattle above intersections. But on the corner of Jackson Avenue and Queens Boulevard, several dozen cyclists have stopped to place flowers in the spokes of a bicycle that's been spray-p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Citywide Bike Share Program Delayed Again, Will (Maybe) Launch March 2013

    Remember when Citi Bikes, the citywide biking share system that was going to Change Everything, was going to be launched in July? And then it got pushed back to August because of software issues? Well August is here now, and there still aren't any motherfucking bikes. What's going on? "There are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2012

    Loud, Honking Cabs Beware: 'Summer Streets' Are Taking Over NYC Today

    If you're watching this video, we hope you have a huge smile on your face. If you're a cab driver who hates traffic, you might not. But, for the rest of us pedestrian folk, today is a great day to have feet.For the next three Saturdays, the New York City Department of Transportation is bringing back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2012

    A Breakdown of the NYC Bike Share Map

    The bicycles are comin'! The bicycles are comin'!Yesterday, the New York City Department of Transportation released the initial 420 bike share station locations for the program that will unleash (eventually) 10,000 bikes onto the already crammed streets of New York by 2013. Influenced by NYU's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Two More Bicyclists Killed in NYC Traffic This Week

    Salim VirjiTwo more NYC cyclists were killed in traffic this week.​Two more bicyclists were killed in New York City traffic this week. Last night a 60-year-old man was killed near Rockaway Beach as he attempted to change lanes. The cyclist, whose identity hasn't yet been released, was taken to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    Congestion Pricing Panel Named

    According to a press release from Mayor Bloomberg's office, the 17-member congestion pricing panel —3 appointees each from Bloomberg, Governor Spitzer, the City Council, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and one each from the Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith a ... More >>

  • News

    July 24, 2007

    His Dream Deferred

    East Harlem man dares to build greenway. DOT commish dares to cork it.

  • News

    May 29, 2007

    Downfall of the Williamsburg Hip

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

  • News

    December 13, 2005

    Strike Coverage: Brooklyn Bridge Not Built for Crowds

    Famous Span Swayed During Exodus for 2003 Blackout

  • News

    August 26, 2003

    Point of Collapse

    During Blackout '03, the Brooklyn Bridge Swayed as Pedestrians Trudged Across. What If Manhattan's Emergency Exit Has an Emergency?