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  1. Counter-Protesters Stymie Tony Avella's Anti-Bike Lane Press Conference on Northern BlvdRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 18 | StreetsBlog.org

    The state senator representing eastern Queens wants DOT to halt a safety project where a driver took the life of Michael Schenkman last year. State Senator Tony Avella speaks to NY1 while flanked by supporters of the bike lane he opposes.

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  2. Incumbency Buoys Candidates in City Council Primaries, for Better and WorseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 13 | StreetsBlog.org

    Several council members with substantial records in support of bus lanes, bike lanes, or pedestrian safety improvements fended off challengers. Tuesday night was a good night for City Council incumbents , and for once that's largely good news for the future of transit, biking, and walking in NYC.

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  3. DOT Stands Firm on Northern Boulevard Protected Bike LaneRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 13 | StreetsBlog.org

    Queens CB 11, which endorsed the bike lane in June, officially changed its mind on Monday. The city is going ahead with the project anyway.

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  4. Bike-Share Expansion in Harlem, Astoria, and Central Brooklyn Starts Next WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 5 | StreetsBlog.org

    This phase adds 140 stations and 2,000 bikes to the system. After that, there is no official plan to expand further, though the city is in talks with Motivate.

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  5. Menchaca Calls for Direct Red Hook-Manhattan Bus Service and Safety Overhaul of 3rd AvenueRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 31 | StreetsBlog.org

    Council Member Carlos Menchaca with StreetsPAC Executive Director Eric McClure and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez this morning. Photo: David Meyer Council Member Carlos Menchaca wants more direct bus service from Red Hook to Manhattan and a "full Vision Zero redesign" of Brooklyn's Third Avenue, which runs through Sunset Park underneath the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

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  6. The Unbearable Hassle of Carpooling From Eastern QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 29 | StreetsBlog.org

    On Sunday, Assembly Member David Weprin and other assorted Queens elected officials stood near the perpetual traffic jam at the foot of the Queensboro Bridge and swore oaths to the sanctity of free driving privileges in New York City . Weprin and his cohort stage variations on the same ritual press conference any time a rational tolling arrangement for city streets gets in the news.

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  7. The Bike Lane Outside City Hall Isn't Full of Parked Cars AnymoreRead the original story

    Friday Aug 25 | StreetsBlog.org

    City Council members, City Hall staffers, and, who knows, maybe the mayor himself will get a lot of mileage out of the new bike lane segment. Photo: David Meyer A frustrating gap in the Lower Manhattan bike network is about to get filled, as DOT crews wrap up installation of a curb-protected bike lane outside City Hall [ PDF ].

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  8. Tour Corona's 111th Street With the People Who Fought 3 Years to Make It SaferRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | StreetsBlog.org

    Last week, Corona residents celebrated the completion of a road diet and protected bike lane along the border of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. For people who live west of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the only way to walk or bike there is to cross 111th Street.

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  9. 45 New York Assembly Members Demand a Bus Turnaround PlanRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2017 | StreetsBlog.org

    The sorry state of NYC subways may be getting most of the attention recently, but bus service needs improvements in speed and reliability just as badly, if not more. In fact, the decline of transit ridership in the city is mainly the result of people abandoning the bus, not the subway.

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  10. Take a Look at RPA's Vision for Better Bus and Rail Service Across the HudsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | StreetsBlog.org

    RPA calls for new bus terminal at Javits Center and a new regional rail tunnel linking New Jersey to Queens and Long Island. Transit capacity across the Hudson is at a breaking point.

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  11. MTA and DOT Aren't Acting Fast Enough to Turn Around NYC Bus ServiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | StreetsBlog.org

    Bus ridership is down more than 2 percent in first half of 2017 compared to first half of 2016 -- a much bigger loss than the .04 percent decline in subway service. New buses are nice, but without improvements like all-door boarding and transit signal priority, they don't make service faster or more reliable.

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  12. De Blasio Is Wrong - There's a Congestion Pricing Plan That Affects All Boroughs FairlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | StreetsBlog.org

    The mayor says he's never seen a version of congestion pricing that's fair to the outer boroughs, but the Move NY toll reform plan is specifically designed to distribute costs fairly between different parts of the city. Over the weekend, Governor Andrew Cuomo told the Times that he's warming to congestion pricing - a political breakthrough for streets and transit policy in New York City.

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  13. DOT's Plan for Thomson Ave Caters to Cars, Not the Thousands of Students Heading to SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2017 | StreetsBlog.org

    Queens residents are petitioning DOT to change a project that widens car lanes on a key walking and biking connection near several schools. A DOT redesign proposed for Thomson Avenue by LaGuardia Community College doesn't do enough for street safety, and Queens volunteers with Transportation Alternatives are pressing the agency to come back with a stronger plan .

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  14. NYC Council Members Grill MTA Execs on Transit Costs While Cuomo Breaks Ground for DeltaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2017 | StreetsBlog.org

    MTA Managing Director Ronnie Hakim couldn't explain the agency's exorbitant cost problem, let alone how to fix it. The governor broke ground on new facilities for Delta Airlines at LaGuardia Airport, which he called "a pillar of New York's transportation network."

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  15. Eyes on the Street: The Queens Boulevard Bike Lane Reaches Rego ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | StreetsBlog.org

    The next segment of the Queens Boulevard safety overhaul is well underway. For the third summer in a row, DOT crews are laying down green paint for bike lanes on the Queens Boulevard service roads and expanding pedestrian space in the medians.

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  16. Queensbridge Park Greenway Path Looking Great - Except for the Illegal ParkingRead the original story

    Aug 3, 2017 | StreetsBlog.org

    The path linking Queens Plaza to Vernon Boulevard was recently repaved and striped. Officials are still working to clear away the cars.

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  17. These 10 Neighborhoods Won't Be Voids in the Bike Network Much Longer, Says DOTRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2017 | StreetsBlog.org

    DOT will focus on these neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn with its next round of additions to the bike network. Image: DOT Cycling in NYC is much safer than it was a generation ago, when the city had only a bare-bones bicycle network, but there's still a lot of ground to cover before cycling is as safe as it should be for most New Yorkers.

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  18. All Those NYPD Bike Tickets Aren't Fixing the Streets Where Neftaly Ramirez Lost His LifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2017 | StreetsBlog.org

    On Saturday night, Neftaly Ramirez was biking home from work in Greenpoint when he was struck and killed by a private garbage truck operator who kept on driving. The crash happened on Franklin Avenue, a heavily-used link in the bike network between the Pulaski Bridge and the Kent Avenue protected bike lane, despite having no physical protection of its own from car traffic.

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  19. NYPD Defends Perp and Tickets Cyclists After Garbage Truck Driver...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2017 | StreetsBlog.org

    Punishing potential victims after a driver kills a cyclist is routine for NYPD, but the department has never provided any evidence that this tactic makes anyone safer. Franklin Street in Greenpoint, where a hit-and-run driver killed Neftaly Ramirez, gets a lot of bicycle traffic but provides no protection for people on bikes.

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  20. Queens Community Board 11 Got Up to Some Monkey Business Last NightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2017 | StreetsBlog.org

    One member of the board is dead-set against repurposing street space on high-speed Northern Boulevard so people can safely bike to Joe Michaels Mile. The DOT project calls for six miles of protected bike lanes on Northern Boulevard and other streets near Joe Michaels Mile.

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