Thursday was a very slow news day, so we couldn’t resist doing a lead article on this crazy driver using the Kosciuszko Bridge bike and pedestrian path as an extra lane on the already way too much litter wide :
This is a design issue, not a driver issue, and given that a drive-by terrorist attack that killed 8 people in New York City started this way, it’s shocking that there is @NYC_DOT @MTA separate cycle paths and walking paths where still possible. https://t.co/tb7iV07zXB
— Jessie Singer (@JessieSingerNYC) July 7, 2022
Instead of crushing illegal dirt bikes, Mayor Adams should find this rider and make an example of him.
- Advocates have again called for more safety in the Bronx after the latest wave of traffic violence. (gothamist)
- More and more groups are urging Governor Hochul to be more transparent about her Penn Station plans. (amNY)
- Acting on a tip, we published a quick (but certainly high quality!) story yesterday on NYCHA’s proposed ban on e-bikes and battery charging inside its units. The City took a deeper dive.
- Hats off to this traffic cop who refused to follow a cop’s illegal order to ticket a car that was actually legally parked. (NYDN)
- An 11-year-old child on a bicycle was killed by a careless pickup truck driver in the Hamptons. (New York Post)
- A man who repaired bicycles and gave them to his neighbors was arrested by the cops. (Riverdale Press)
- Here’s Henry Grabar linking mass shootings to the breakdown of our democracy (hint: it has to do with public space). (Slate)
- Portland raised the price of parking by 20 cents as a “climate tax.” (Willamette Week)