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  1. The People Sworn to Uphold the Law Are NYC's Biggest Bus Lane ViolatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 12 | StreetsBlog.org

    Any effort to solve NYC's transportation challenges has to involve dedicating a lot more street space to transit, biking, and walking. But across the five boroughs, the city's attempts to prioritize space-efficient modes of travel are sabotaged by people who work for the city.

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  2. Phil Monfoletto Had Nine License Suspensions Before He Killed Kevin...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 8 | StreetsBlog.org

    Neither state nor federal regulators have explained how Monfoletto's truck business remained in good standing despite his history of dangerous driving. Philip Monfoletto has a history of license suspensions and, according to police and prosecutors, was driving without a valid license when he ran over and killed 13-year-old Kevin Flores with his company's oil delivery truck in Brooklyn last month.

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  3. Advocates: L Train Replacement Bus Service Better Move Faster Than Walking SpeedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 1 | StreetsBlog.org

    "We can make a bus move 12 miles an hour across 14th Street and, frankly, we need to do it." Transit riders came out in force yesterday for a rally on 14th Street calling on the MTA and DOT to raise the bar in their L train shutdown plan.

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  4. Healthcare Workers Bear the Brunt of NYC's Transit FailuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 31 | StreetsBlog.org

    Healthcare workers tend to live beyond the central neighborhoods served well by the subway system. Map: Center for an Urban Future Transit service in NYC is failing home health aides and other workers in the growing healthcare industry, according to a new report from the Center for an Urban Future [ PDF ].

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  5. Will Yuh-Line Niou Stand Up for Traffic Relief in Her Car-Battered Lower Manhattan District?Read the original story

    Monday Jan 29 | StreetsBlog.org

    The overwhelming majority of households in Niou's district do not own a car, but she wants a resident exemption from congestion pricing. Perhaps nowhere else in New York suffers from the lack of congestion pricing more than the 65th Assembly district in Lower Manhattan.

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  6. The Death of Kevin Flores Is a Complete and Total Failure of Our Vehicle Regulation SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 29 | StreetsBlog.org

    The driver who killed Flores, 13, lacked a valid license, but the oil truck company operating out of his Suffolk County home is in good standing with U.S. DOT. On Friday, Philip Monfoletto drove an oil tanker over Kevin Flores, 13, who was riding his bike on Lewis Avenue in Bed-Stuy, ending the child's life.

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  7. Eyes on the Street: Dockless Citi Bike Prototypes Spotted in BrooklynRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 23 | StreetsBlog.org

    Black bicycles with the distinctive Citi Bike frame, fenders, and handlebars have been spotted around Brooklyn this month, and we can confirm that they are prototypes for potential dockless bike-share service operated by Motivate. Last night, Paul Goebel shared photos of a test bike locked to a rack in Carroll Gardens.

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  8. CB 4 Committee Endorses Protected Bike Lanes for 26th and 29th StreetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2018 | StreetsBlog.org

    In DOT's redesign, most blocks of 26th Street and 29th Street will get five-foot parking-protected bike lanes with a two-foot buffer. Image: DOT The redesign calls for a five-foot parking-protected bike lane with a two-foot buffer on most blocks, with variations where the street is wider or narrower [ PDF ].

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  9. It's Happening: Fourth Avenue Protected Bike Lane Slated for Implementation This SpringRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2018 | StreetsBlog.org

    Brooklyn Community Board 7 endorsed the project last night, and DOT says installation will begin in the next few months. The plan calls for protected bike lanes, with the redesign of 27 blocks using low-cost materials slated for this spring, ahead of a full street reconstruction set to begin in the fall.

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  10. Can Cuomo Deliver an Effective Congestion Pricing Plan Without East River Bridge Tolls?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2018 | StreetsBlog.org

    Will Andrew Cuomo's congestion pricing plan deliver the goods and rid NYC of its most debilitating traffic jams? It's still anyone's guess. In cryptic remarks at his budget address yesterday , Cuomo said his plan will "define a pricing zone" but "doesn't toll bridges."

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  11. First Look at DOT's Plan for Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes in MidtownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2018 | StreetsBlog.org

    DOT plans to add protected bike lanes on 26th Street and 29th Street in Manhattan, with other crosstown routes in the works for Midtown. The agency posted a presentation this afternoon that project managers will show later today at Manhattan Community Board 4 [ PDF ].

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  12. Brooklyn CB 6 Overwhelmingly Endorses Fourth Avenue Protected Bike LanesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2018 | StreetsBlog.org

    For a community board that balked at the initial redesign of Fourth Avenue a few years ago, it was a remarkably strong statement of support. DOT plans to install the 4th Avenue protected bike lane in temporary materials ahead of a full street reconstruction.

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  13. How to Get New York Regional Rail RightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2018 | StreetsBlog.org

    A through-running regional rail system for greater New York can help hundreds of thousands of people each day. When mapping out how to deliver that with new infrastructure, we need to get the details right.

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  14. Congestion Pricing and a Bus Turnaround: Two Great Policies That Go Great TogetherRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2018 | StreetsBlog.org

    With the congestion charge, more people are traveling to central London by bus, and fewer by car. Photo: Dun.can/Twitter There's a symbiotic relationship between road pricing and better bus service.

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  15. Four Big Unanswered Questions About the L Train Shutdown PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2018 | StreetsBlog.org

    There's a lot to like in the preliminary outline from DOT and the MTA, but if the agencies don't get the details right, transit riders are in trouble. The Court Square station complex is one overburdened part of the subway network that will have a hard time coping with displaced L train riders.

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  16. Prospect Park Is Officially Car-Free ForeverRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2018 | StreetsBlog.org

    On a frigid January morning, DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg celebrated the first official day of a car-free Prospect Park. Photo: David Meyer "Today, we are providing a great new year's gift that recognizes the special place the park holds for so many other Brooklyn families," Mayor de Blasio said in a statement.

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  17. The 2017 NYC Streetsies, Part 3Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2017 | StreetsBlog.org

    We're going out with a look at the best advocacy and the best elected officials of the year, plus a curated assortment of highs and lows . For the full Streetsies experience, read part one and part two before proceeding, if you haven't already.

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  18. City Council Failed to Pass Waste Hauling Reforms the Day a Garbage...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | StreetsBlog.org

    On Tuesday, a garbage truck driver struck and killed Mario Lopez on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg. The same day, the City Council declined to vote on a bill that would reduce garbage truck traffic on Williamsburg streets.

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  19. Bill de Blasio and the Narcissism of the Windshield PerspectiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2017 | StreetsBlog.org

    Most New Yorkers don't own cars. They lose time with their families because their bus home moves at walking speed.

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  20. 2017 Was a Very Good Year for Protected Bike Lanes in QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | StreetsBlog.org

    Queens neighborhoods that lacked any protected bike infrastructure until this year now have several miles of two-way protected lanes. DOT installed 25 miles of protected bike lanes in 2017, the agency announced today, with much of the growth consisting of new two-way protected lanes in Queens.

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