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  1. Summer Streets 2016 Gets Started TomorrowRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 5 | StreetsBlog.org

    If you're old enough to remember when Summer Streets - which begins tomorrow - was a wild new idea , it probably won't surprise you that this isn't the first year we've pointed out that Summer Streets has become a completely normal thing . For some time now, New Yorkers have wondered when DOT would improve on the city's premier car-free event, and next Saturday "Shared Streets" will limit motor vehicle traffic in a 60-block area of the Financial District.

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  2. Quick Hits on Citi Bike Expansion and Manhattan Bike Lane UpgradesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 2 | StreetsBlog.org

    Yesterday Citi Bike began its 2016 expansion , bringing new stations to Manhattan up to 110th Street and Brooklyn west of Prospect Park. We've got a few updates to share that didn't make it into our earlier post on the expansion and the bike lane upgrades DOT is implementing in the new service area.

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  3. Major Citi Bike Expansion Starts TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 1 | Streetsblog

    Citi Bike began installing a batch of 121 new stations this morning, kicking off a 2016 expansion phase that in Manhattan will reach up to 110th Street and in Brooklyn will extend to the neighborhoods between Red Hook and Prospect Park. All told, Citi Bike will be growing from about 470 stations and 8,000 bikes to about 590 stations and 10,000 bikes this year .

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  4. Mayor de Blasio Needs to Step Up to Keep L Train Passengers MovingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2016 | Streetsblog

    This morning the MTA announced that starting in 2019, it will close the L train between Eighth Avenue and Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg for 18 months to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy - surprising no one who's been paying attention. For several months now, it's been obvious that the MTA and the de Blasio administration will have to work together on a plan to keep hundreds of thousands of L train passengers moving during these repairs.

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  5. With Matthew van Ohlen's Killer Still at Large, NYPD Is in Bike Blitz ModeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2016 | Streetsblog

    Wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. #myNYPD in Interceptor ticketing cyclists in Manhattan Bridge.

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  6. Eyes on the Street: Bigger Sidewalk, Shorter Crossing at Riverside and 116thRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | Streetsblog

    A tipster sent this photo of the sidewalk expansion underway at the corner of Riverside Drive and W. 116th Street in Manhattan.

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  7. DOT Will Close Remaining Gaps in First Avenue Protected Bike LaneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Streetsblog

    DOT plans to replace sharrows on First Avenue between 55th and 59th Streets with a parking-protected bike lane later this year. Image: DOT Soon there will be a continuous northbound protected bike lane along the length of First Avenue, from Houston Street to the Harlem River.

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  8. DOT Plans to Beef Up the Bike Network Around Union SquareRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    The Manhattan bike network breaks down around Union Square, where southbound and northbound bike lanes currently dump riders into the chaotic confluence of 14th Street, Park Avenue, and Broadway. DOT presented a plan to fix some but not all of those gaps last night [ PDF ], garnering a unanimous vote in favor from Manhattan Community Board 5. The major change will be the extension of the northbound protected bike lane on Fourth Avenue from 12th Street past the irregular intersection at 14th Street, and along the east and north sides of Union Square.

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  9. To Improve Walking and Biking Across the Harlem River, DOT's Thinking BigRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    The Madison Avenue Bridge is one of several Harlem River crossings where DOT is considering a protected bikeway. Image: DOT There are 16 bridges linking Manhattan and the Bronx, but if you walk or bike between the boroughs, safe, convenient routes are still scarce.

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  10. Move NY Toll Reform Picks Up Eight Sponsors in AssemblyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | Streetsblog

    Eight more Assembly members are supporting the Move NY toll reform plan , which would cut traffic and raise revenue for transit by increasing the price of driving into the Manhattan core while lowering tolls on outlying bridges. The Move NY bill now has 23 sponsors in the 150-member Assembly and four in the Republican-controlled, 62-member State Senate.

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  11. Seaman Ave. Has a Bike Lane and Sharrows, But It's Still a SpeedwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 | Streetsblog

    Seaman Avenue and W. 215th St., looking north, where the northbound bike lane turns to sharrows. Driver 1 is backing down the street for parking.

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  12. Scenes From NYC's First "Car Free Day"Read the original story

    Apr 22, 2016 | Streetsblog

    On the streets, there are three car-free zones in Manhattan in effect from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: blocks abutting Washington Square Park, Wadsworth Avenue between 173rd and 177th Streets, and Broadway from Union Square to Madison Square. While the initiative is much more modest than events like Bogota's, where the annual car-free day removes an estimated 600,000 private vehicles from the streets , or Paris's, where last year the mayor made a third of the city off-limits to cars for a day , Rodriguez has said he hopes the event can build momentum for his efforts on the council to increase the share of car-free households in NYC.

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  13. Rodriguez on Car Free NYC: Climate Change Is a Call to Action on TransitRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    This Friday is Earth Day, and to mark the occasion, City Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez is spearheading the "Car Free NYC" initiative . The idea is to raise awareness of the connections between climate change, vehicle emissions, and access to transit.

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  14. DOT and MTA Unveil Plan for Select Bus Service on 23rd StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2016 | Streetsblog

    About 15,000 daily passengers on the M23 will get faster trips starting this fall under the plan from NYC and the MTA for Select Bus Service on 23rd Street. Last night the agencies revealed their preliminary plan for M23 SBS, which calls for bus lanes on most of 23rd Street and off-board fare collection [ PDF ], to the Manhattan Community Board 5 transportation committee, which voted for it unanimously.

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  15. Robert Rodriguez Introduces Toll Reform Bill in State AssemblyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | Streetsblog

    Assembly Member Robert Rodriguez announced his toll reform legislation under the train at 125th Street and Park Avenue this morning. Photo: Charles Komanoff For the first time, a state legislator is sponsoring legislation in Albany to enact the Move NY toll reform plan .

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  16. Tonight: Final Round of Harlem River Bridge Workshops Gets StartedRead the original story

    Mar 22, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    The city is wrapping up a year-long study of pedestrian and bicycle access to 16 Harlem River bridges [ PDF ]. Image: DOT We have some late additions to the Streetsblog calendar.

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  17. Citing FDNY Concerns, DOT Removes Two-Block Protected Bike ConnectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | Streetsblog

    DOT has erased a short contraflow protected bikeway that linked the Highbridge neighborhood to the car-free High Bridge in response to FDNY concerns about the movement of emergency vehicles. The project was part of a package of biking and walking improvements in the Bronx and Upper Manhattan implemented last year, timed to coincide with the re-opening of the High Bridge to the public [ PDF ].

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  18. Parking Requirements Will Be Reduced in a Huge Chunk of NYCRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | Streetsblog

    In the orange areas, parking requirements will no longer apply to subsidized housing and senior housing. Map via City Council.

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  19. Three Pieces of the Manhattan Grid Will Go Car-Free on Earth DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | Streetsblog

    New York will create three car-free zones on Earth Day, April 22, as part of an initiative called "Car Free NYC" announced by City Council Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez this morning. The car-free areas will be Broadway from the Flatiron Building to Union Square, the streets surrounding Washington Square Park, and Wadsworth Avenue between 173rd and 177th Streets in Rodriguez's Washington Heights district.

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  20. Sneak Preview: The Jay Street Protected Bike LaneRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    Tonight, DOT will present plans for a protected bike lane on Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn to the Brooklyn Community Board 2 transportation committee . DOT shared this rendering of the redesign with Streetsblog this afternoon.

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