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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Shameful Scenes From de Blasio's Crackdown on Delivery Workers Who Use Electric BikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2018 | StreetsBlog.org

    As NYPD boasts about confiscating bikes from people trying to support themselves and their families, cyclists continue to face the real mortal threat on NYC streets. As promised, Mayor de Blasio's crackdown on electric bikes is in effect.

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  4. DOT Plans Median Bike Lanes on Eastern Section of Atlantic AvenueRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2018 | StreetsBlog.org

    Raised median bike lanes are slated for a stretch of Atlantic Avenue crossing the Brooklyn-Queens border, in a project NYC DOT presented last week to Queens Community Board 9 [ PDF ]. Atlantic Avenue is one of four major streets slated for design overhauls in the de Blasio administration's $250 million "Vision Zero Great Streets" initiative .

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  5. Grand Concourse Redesign Won't Be Done Until 2022 at the EarliestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | StreetsBlog.org

    While major safety projects on Queens Boulevard and Brooklyn's Fourth Avenue quickly advance with low-cost materials, Bronxites will have to wait years for a safer Concourse. Construction of raised bike lanes on the Grand Concourse won't get underway until 2019, with at least three years of construction to follow.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. City Hall Redacts de Blasio Correspondence About Teacher Placard GiveawayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2018 | StreetsBlog.org

    The administration released an implausibly small number of emails related to the reissuance of tens of thousands of parking placards in the run-up to last year's election. An email from de Blasio to his aides and DOE officials after the press caught wind of the mayor's teacher placard deal, blacked out by City Hall.

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  9. NYC Pedestrian Deaths Fell Significantly in 2017, Bucking National TrendsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2018 | StreetsBlog.org

    Pedestrian fatalities have fallen 45 percent in the four years since Mayor de Blasio took office. Image: NYC Mayor's Office/NYC DOT NYC traffic fatalities fell for the fourth year running in 2017, with an especially large drop in pedestrian deaths, Mayor de Blasio announced today.

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. It Only Takes a Few Well-Placed Bollards to Make a Midtown Block Safe From Vehicular AssaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2018 | StreetsBlog.org

    Instead of squeezing already cramped sidewalks with row after row of bollards, the city can use far fewer bollards, at significantly less cost, to cork off busy Midtown blocks from car traffic, giving pedestrians much more freedom of movement. This is what 43rd Street looked like when the city made it car-free for an afternoon.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. The 2017 NYC Streetsies, Part 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2017 | StreetsBlog.org

    Good things did in fact happen in 2017. With this installment we celebrate the good things that happened to NYC streets.

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  16. Lander and Brooklyn CB 6 Urge DOT Not to Wait on Fourth Avenue Protected Bike LanesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2017 | StreetsBlog.org

    DOT may not start the northern section of the project until 2021. Council Member Brad Lander wants a version done in low-cost materials before then.

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. The GOP Tax Plan Will Hit NYC Transit Riders HardRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2017 | StreetsBlog.org

    If the legislation passes, it's going to put the squeeze on transit funding from the feds, the state, and the city. The tax bill Republicans in Washington hope to pass before they head home for Christmas break will have a "devastating" effect on NYC's transit system, according to an analysis by the Riders Alliance and the Tri-State Transportation Campaign [ PDF ].

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