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  1. Queens CB 1 Votes for Protected Bike Lanes By Astoria ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2016 | Streetsblog

    On Shore Boulevard, DOT plans to calm traffic and alleviate conflicts between cyclists and pedestrians by repurposing the north-bound car lane as a two-way protected bike lane [ PDF ]. Image: DOT By a vote of 33 to 1 last night, Queens Community Board 1 endorsed DOT's plan for traffic-calming on the streets around Astoria Park.

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  2. DOT: Drivers Injured 1,084 Pedestrians and Cyclists, and Killed 13, in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    Seventeen people died in New York City traffic in January, and 3,750 were injured, according to DOT's Vision Zero View crash data map . Across the city, 915 pedestrians and 169 cyclists were reported hurt in collisions with motor vehicles.

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  3. Why Does the 90th Precinct Allow Illegal Parking in the Kent Ave Bike Lane?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    This tweet thanking the 90th Precinct for permitting parking in the Kent Avenue bike lane was quickly deleted after Streetsblog called attention to it. The two-way protected bike lane on Kent Avenue in Williamsburg is one of the best bikeways in the city, but every so often it's occupied by a phalanx of illegally parked cars .

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  4. Streetsblog New York CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    Comparisons between HBLR and Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar are misplaced. HBLR was built in a geographically constrained region where it was hard to get around: cut off from the rest of NJ by geography, lack of good roads, and a terrible bus "system."

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  5. Truck Driver Kills Maria Minchala, 63, in Washington Heights CrosswalkRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2016 | Streetsblog

    Though it has center islands, Broadway at W. 165th Street, where a driver killed Maria Minchala, is inhospitable to people on foot. Eight people were injured in crashes at the intersection in 2015.

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  6. Safer Streets for Corona and Elmhurst vs. Queens Community Board 4Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    DOT's plan would calm traffic on 111th Street by adding a two-way protected bike lane, pedestrian space, crosswalks, and parking. Image: DOT [ PDF ] This could be a big year for safer street designs in Corona and Elmhurst.

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  7. City Council's Zeal for Affordable Housing Crumbles If It Means Less ParkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    On Tuesday, members of the City Council hammered the de Blasio administration for not guaranteeing enough housing units for low-income New Yorkers in new construction. But yesterday, when the topic turned to building more affordable housing by reducing parking requirements , several Council members lost their zeal for housing and worried more about car storage.

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  8. Hit-and-Run Driver Kills 16-Year-Old Girl on 40 MPH Queens SpeedwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    The speed limit is 40 miles per hour on the segment of Sunrise Highway where a hit-and-run driver killed a 16-year-old girl. Image: Google Maps The 16-year-old victim was crossing Sunrise Highway at Francis Lewis Boulevard in the crosswalk at around 12:15 a.m. when she was hit by the driver of a van, who was traveling east on the highway, according to Gothamist .

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  9. A Vote for Parking Minimums Is a Vote to Keep the Rent Too Damn HighRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2016 | Streetsblog

    Mandatory parking minimums add construction costs, restrict the supply of housing, and help put rents out of reach. Photo: Google Street View [Editor's note: With the City Council debating potential reforms to the city's parking mandates today, we're republishing this piece that originally ran in December.

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  10. Citi Bike Announces 4 Percent Increase in Annual Membership FeeRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    Citi Bike announced today that it will increase the cost of annual membership from $149 to $155, or 4 percent, effective March 1. The $60 annual fee for NYCHA residents will not change, nor will the option to pay for annual membership in monthly installments of $14.95. In an email to members, Citi Bike emphasized that annual subscribers will get access to a larger service area as hundreds of new stations come online.

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  11. Eyes on the Street: DIY School Zone Traffic-Calming in CoronaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2016 | Streetsblog

    Today Transportation Alternatives staff and members of Families for Safe Streets are in Albany, asking legislators to allow NYC to install speed enforcement cameras near every school in the city . This example of a crossing guard's efforts to defend school kids in Queens, courtesy of Streetfilms' Clarence Eckerson Jr., is another good illustration of why the state should lift arbitrary enforcement restrictions .

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  12. With New Bill, Menchaca Hopes to Build a Culture of Safety on NYC StreetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    Last Friday, Brooklyn Council Member Carlos Menchaca introduced legislation that would allow cyclists to cross with leading pedestrian intervals that give people on foot a head-start on turning motorists at intersections. Council Member Carlos Menchaca hopes legislation like his LPI bill can help build a greater understanding of what makes streets safe for biking and walking.

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  13. Gwendolyn Brooks, Killed by School Bus Driver on Atlantic Avenue SidewalkRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    Atlantic Avenue location where a school bus driver fatally struck Gwendolyn Brooks on the sidewalk last Friday. Brooks was at least the fifth pedestrian or cyclist killed on Atlantic since last August.

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  14. This Week: Atlantic Avenue Safety, Staten Island Bus ServiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    This week on the calendar: community board meetings on street safety in Manhattan and Brooklyn, the MTA talks bus service with Staten Islanders, and advocates press DOT to prioritize people on Atlantic Avenue. Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings.

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  15. In the Works: Better Bike Connections Between East Harlem and the BronxRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    The two-way bike lane on First Avenue between 124th and 125th will be protected by a concrete barrier. Image: DOT On Tuesday, DOT presented plans to Manhattan Community Board 11 for two short segments of two-way protected bike lanes to improve connections between East Harlem and the Willis Avenue and Triborough bridges [ PDF ].

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  16. What's Next for 6th Ave Protected Bike Lane and Crosstown Routes on UESRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2016 | Streetsblog

    Two Manhattan bike projects went before community boards last night. The CB 8 transportation committee heard from DOT about the agency's plan for crosstown bike lanes on the Upper East Side , and CB 4 endorsed the protected lane on Sixth Avenue , which DOT plans to install in the fall.

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  17. 4 Reasons a $2.5 Billion Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Doesn't Add UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2016 | Streetsblog

    Other neighborhoods besides the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront have much higher concentrations of people living beyond convenient walking distance to the subway. Map: NYC DOT Later today, Mayor de Blasio is going to deliver his State of the City speech, and one centerpiece is expected to be a new streetcar running from Sunset Park to Astoria along the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront .

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  18. Keep L Train Passengers Moving With Great BRTRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    Claiming street space for full-fledged BRT can help L train riders weather the impending Canarsie Tube closure and meet the long-term transit needs of northern Brooklyn better than a waterfront streetcar. Click to enlarge.

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  19. Eyes on the Street: The New 215th Step-Street Officially Opens TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2016 | Streetsblog

    Over a decade after the project's first expected delivery date, the reconstruction of Inwood's 215th Step-Street is complete. West 215th Street crosses the width of Manhattan island's northernmost neighborhood, from Inwood Hill Park to the Harlem River.

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  20. DOT Aims to Create a Walkable Main Street in Downtown Far RockawayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2016 | StreetsBlog.org

    The city is looking to increase pedestrian safety and improve public space around Mott Avenue and the transit hub where the A train and several bus lines converge. Image: DOT Sitting at the convergence of the Long Island Railroad, the A train, and multiple bus and commuter van routes, the area around Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway has the potential to be a thriving downtown for the neighborhood, but it suffers from longstanding disinvestment and its streets aren't great for walking.

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