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  1. 34 Council Members Want City Subsidies for Bike-Share ExpansionRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 18 | StreetsBlog.org

    Two thirds of the City Council is calling on Mayor de Blasio to include funds for bike-share expansion in his 2018 budget. Officials at DOT and Citi Bike operator Motivate have said subsidies will be necessary to expand bike-share citywide.

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  2. How to Close the Second Avenue Bike Lane GapRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 17 | StreetsBlog.org

    Last year, DOT made substantial progress on the protected bike lanes along First Avenue and Second Avenue in Manhattan, and the agency plans to protect 16 more blocks of Second Avenue in Midtown. But even after that project wraps up, there will still be two major gaps where the Second Avenue protected bike lane approaches the Queensboro Bridge and the Queens Midtown Tunnel.

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  3. It's Time to Extend the New, Safer Queens Boulevard to Rego ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 13 | StreetsBlog.org

    More than 100 people packed into the cafeteria of P.S. 139 in Rego Park last night to weigh in on the next phase of the Queens Boulevard redesign. There was palpable enthusiasm for extending a safer design for biking and walking farther east, along with signs of potential political challenges ahead.

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  4. A Plea for de Blasio to Support Free Expression With Better Public SpacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | StreetsBlog.org

    The letter , sent to de Blasio last month, outlines seven steps the city can take to accommodate demonstrations and other public events as "New Yorkers come together in greater numbers to celebrate and protect our rights." It was signed by the Regional Plan Association, Project for Public Spaces, Transportation Alternatives, the Municipal Art Society, and other civic groups.

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  5. No Charges After Drivers Kill 3 People in Separate Crashes in 4 HoursRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 10 | StreetsBlog.org

    Motorists killed three people walking and biking in Brooklyn yesterday. In one case a driver ran over a senior in broad daylight and left the scene.

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  6. Nyc Dot Tests Out a New, Faster Way to Build Raised CrosswalksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 9 | StreetsBlog.org

    NYC DOT has installed raised crosswalks - marked crossings that double as speed humps - at Tinton Avenue and East 150th Street in the Bronx and at Driggs Avenue and Newel Street in Brooklyn. While the city has built raised crosswalks elsewhere as part of large capital projects, this is the first time they've been installed as a standalone safety improvement.

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  7. Without the L Train, the Best Shot to Avoid Traffic Hell Is a Car-Free 14th StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 6 | StreetsBlog.org

    When Sandy repairs knock out L train service west of Bedford Avenue, the only way to avoid a traffic nightmare is to set aside street space exclusively for spatially efficient buses, biking, and walking. But not all Manhattanites are convinced.

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  8. The 2016 NYC Streetsies, Part 3Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 30 | StreetsBlog.org

    In part one of the Streetsies, we looked back at the best street redesigns and policy wins of 2016. In part two , we reviewed the last 12 months of Andrew Cuomo's poor transit stewardship.

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  9. The 2016 NYC Streetsies, Part 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 28 | StreetsBlog.org

    Thanks for voting and welcome to the first slate of NYC Streetsies. This batch is all about the tangible wins of 2016 - major street redesigns, bus improvements, and other good stuff.

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  10. There's Also a Major Transportation Improvement on the Surface of Second AvenueRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 23 | StreetsBlog.org

    You may have heard from Governor Cuomo that there's a new tunnel under Second Avenue with three Q Train stations. Exciting stuff, especially if Cuomo and the MTA can wrangle construction costs under control and make future subway expansions cost-effective.

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  11. Feast Your Eyes on the New Chrystie Street Protected Bike LaneRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    The two-way protected bike lane on Chrystie Street is one of the most anticipated bike network improvements of the year, creating a much safer connection to and from the Manhattan side of the Manhattan Bridge [ PDF ]. Today, DOT officials and State Senator Dan Squadron joined advocates for an inaugural ride on the redesigned street.

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  12. In the Works: 7th Ave Bike Lane for Park Slope and "Amity Street Wiggle"Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    Last night, NYC DOT presented a plan for painted bike lanes and sharrows on Park Slope's Seventh Avenue, which the Brooklyn Community Board 6 transportation committee voted for 9-2 [ PDF ]. Agency reps also unveiled their version of the "Amity Street Wiggle" [ PDF ], but the committee voted 9-2 to table it until DOT has finalized signage and conducted more outreach on nearby streets.

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  13. If NYC Is Serious About Vision Zero, 4th Avenue Will Get a Protected Bike LaneRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    After traffic fatalities fell during the first two years of the de Blasio administration, this year New York is not making progress toward the Vision Zero goal of eliminating traffic deaths. Will City Hall be more committed next year to ambitious street redesigns that save lives? An early litmus test will be Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn - which is ripe for a protected bike lane but is currently in line for much more modest changes from NYC DOT.

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  14. Mapping the Disproportionate Threat of Policing to NYC's Commercial CyclistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    Immigrant cyclists in NYC are disproportionately policed in the neighborhoods where they work and live, according to a recently-released analysis of NYPD cycling infraction data by the Biking Public Project. From 2007 to 2015, 92 percent of commercial cycling tickets were issued in just four Manhattan precincts, covering the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, and parts of Midtown - areas whose populations are 75 percent white.

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  15. Eyes on the Street: A Safer Walk to Transit By Sheepshead Bay RoadRead the original story

    Dec 13, 2016 | Streetsblog

    Commuters cross the newly car-free block of 15th Street on their walk to the subway entrance on Sheepshead Bay Road from the bus stop on Avenue Z. Photo: David Meyer A DOT safety project in Sheepshead Bay is in effect after a rocky path to implementation that was slowed down by local Council Member Chaim Deutsch and Community Board 15. The project includes two new pedestrian spaces: one on E. 15th Street linking bus riders to the subway entrance, and another claimed from a former slip lane off E. 17th Street onto Sheepshead Bay Road. The project also speeds up the B36 bus by straightening out its route.

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  16. MTA Bus Driver Pleads Guilty in Deadly Brooklyn Hit-and-Run CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    MTA bus driver Paul Roper pled guilty last week to fatally striking 70-year-old Carol Bell and leaving the scene in Brooklyn in November 2015. Image: WNBC via @BrooklynSpoke An MTA bus driver who killed a senior in Brooklyn last year pled guilty to leaving the scene and violating the victim's right of way.

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  17. First Things First: Staten Island Needs Bikeable StreetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    Borough President James Oddo says he wants bike-share for his constituents, but in his time in elected office, he's done little to make bicycling conditions safer on Staten Island. This segment of the Richmond Terrace bike lane is frequently obstructed because it's also an official parking zone.

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  18. No Charges Filed After Drivers Kill 2 People in Brooklyn and the BronxRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    NYPD filed no charges after drivers killed two people walking in separate crashes in Brooklyn and the Bronx. The Bronx crash happened in November and NYPD announced the victim's death today.

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  19. After Eight Years, CB 12 Still Dragging Its Feet on Dyckman Street Bike LanesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2016 | Streetsblog

    CB 12 endorsed a protected bikeway for Dyckman Street between 10th Avenue and Nagle Avenue , and tabled a vote on the DOT plan for a road diet and painted bike lanes between Nagle and Broadway . Image: DOT Eight years of talking about design upgrades for Dyckman Street was not enough for Manhattan Community Board 12, which voted to table part of a DOT plan to add bike lanes to the major Inwood cross street at a transportation committee meeting last night.

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  20. This Week: Speak Up for a Safer Dyckman StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    Upper Manhattan advocates have been asking DOT for a protected bike lane on Dyckman Street for nearly a decade. But when the agency finally came up with a plan to improve safety on Dyckman earlier this year, the Community Board 12 transportation committee declined to vote on it and insisted that DOT hold more meetings regarding the proposal.

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