Tuesday headlines – This Tuesday http://thistuesday.org/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 16:34:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://thistuesday.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile-120x120.png Tuesday headlines – This Tuesday http://thistuesday.org/ 32 32 Tuesday Headlines: Chris Oats Edition https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-chris-oats-edition/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 10:40:00 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-chris-oats-edition/ If you’re looking for a reason to smile, you’ve come to the right place. Over the weekend, Chris Oats took another big step in his recovery from a stroke he suffered in 2020. Oats’ older sister got married on Saturday and he joined her in the driveway to give it to her husband. Her mother, […]]]>

If you’re looking for a reason to smile, you’ve come to the right place. Over the weekend, Chris Oats took another big step in his recovery from a stroke he suffered in 2020. Oats’ older sister got married on Saturday and he joined her in the driveway to give it to her husband. Her mother, Kemberly, shared the photos below on Twitter.

Chris made several strides in his recovery and this was certainly a major stepping stone.

All of Big Blue Nation is behind Chris and his family as he continues to fight to regain his full strength. There is an ongoing GoFundMe page on this link where the total goal of $200,000 to cover medical expenses was nearly reached.

Oats are an inspiration to anyone who hears or sees her story.

Which of them is the most overrated?

The Secrets of Cola and Fruit Snacks in Duffy’s All-American Career – Vaught’s Views

Fun read by Larry Vaught.

Will Levis could use help from Kentucky offense – KSR

Especially better to block in front.

Bills CB Dane Jackson taken to hospital for evaluation of neck injury – ESPN

Sending many prayers for his full recovery.

Jacquez Jones has been a leader for the Kentucky defense – Vaught’s Views

They will need him even more next weekend at Ole Miss.

NBA expects to lower draft eligibility age to 18 – Reuters

That would be big news for college basketball recruiting.

Scherzer wins 200th of career as Mets return to playoffs – ESPN

Are they NL favourites?

Mark Stoops targets unruly Kentucky offense – KSR

There is always room for improvement.

Near-perfect Bills in Titans rout Monday night – USA Today

Another dominant performance from Buffalo.

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Edit without comment – ​​Streetsblog New York City https://thistuesday.org/edit-without-comment-streetsblog-new-york-city/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 04:03:53 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/edit-without-comment-streetsblog-new-york-city/ A 9-year-old boy was killed on Friday as he walked on a pavement in Sheepshead Bay by a driver. It was all over the news (and on our site too). On Monday, we asked the town hall if the mayor wanted to comment. [Insert cricket sounds here.] Yes, there’s a lot going on in New […]]]>

A 9-year-old boy was killed on Friday as he walked on a pavement in Sheepshead Bay by a driver. It was all over the news (and on our site too).

On Monday, we asked the town hall if the mayor wanted to comment.

[Insert cricket sounds here.]

Yes, there’s a lot going on in New York every day, and we certainly don’t expect the mayor to issue a statement on everything.

But a 9 year old boy. On a sidewalk. And the driver didn’t even receive a summons. This deserves a statement from the mayor.

In other news from an epically slow news day on the beat of livable streets:

  • It’s time to raise the speed limits… in the metro! (amNY)
  • Bus accident rates are heading in the wrong direction, thanks to new hires. (gothamist)
  • The same MTA board committee meeting revealed that transit riders want more service. (hell gate)]
  • The repeat offender reckless driver who cops say killed Baby Apolline last year trots out the same repugnant legal argument the city made as to why he should not be held responsible either. (Brooklyn paper)
  • Don’t miss Little Amal Wednesday in Jackson Heights. (Walk with Amal)
  • And, finally, our friend Clarence Eckerson loves the Second Avenue bike path when the United Nations is in town. Why can’t we always have that?

And that’s it, friends.

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Tuesday headlines: SC House may try to re-pass abortion ban bill https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-sc-house-may-try-to-re-pass-abortion-ban-bill/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 12:54:22 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-sc-house-may-try-to-re-pass-abortion-ban-bill/ The SC House of Representatives due to meet on September 27 to discuss changes made by the Senate last week to another abortion ban. Two weeks ago the House passed a ban on abortion at all stages of pregnancy with exceptions for the life of the mother and rape or incest up to 12 weeks. […]]]>

The SC House of Representatives due to meet on September 27 to discuss changes made by the Senate last week to another abortion ban. Two weeks ago the House passed a ban on abortion at all stages of pregnancy with exceptions for the life of the mother and rape or incest up to 12 weeks.

But last week, after the Senate couldn’t get support for the measure, it passed a measure that would toughen a current law, which is a six-week ban, based on when heart activity can be detected in an embryo, with limited exceptions.

In other titles:

Teenager charged in Charleston King Street shooting. Charleston police have arrested a 16-year-old in connection with the shooting that occurred over Labor Day weekend in downtown Charleston. Authorities say the teenager provoked the shooting, leaving six people injured.

SCDNR to restore the tidal marsh at West Ashley. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has received $1.5 million to restore a tidal marsh in West Ashley. The funds will be used to plant salt marsh grasses and build oyster reefs.

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Still Talking Congestion Pricing Edition – Streetsblog New York City https://thistuesday.org/still-talking-congestion-pricing-edition-streetsblog-new-york-city/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 04:04:31 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/still-talking-congestion-pricing-edition-streetsblog-new-york-city/ Congestion pricing made headlines again, thanks to the continuation of the Times on our initial report on the small increase in truck traffic that the Bronx may experience if the MTA fails to set the appropriate toll and further mitigate the trucks The article wasn’t bad, for what it was, but it lacked a number […]]]>

Congestion pricing made headlines again, thanks to the continuation of the Times on our initial report on the small increase in truck traffic that the Bronx may experience if the MTA fails to set the appropriate toll and further mitigate the trucks

The article wasn’t bad, for what it was, but it lacked a number of things, which the Congestion Pricing Now coalition pointed out in a statement:

“The New York Times article failed to point out that without congestion pricing, the public transit system that New Yorkers rely on – especially low- and middle-income New Yorkers – will deteriorate, air quality will deteriorate and traffic will continue to choke our city,” the statement read.

Speaking of Congestion Pricing Beneficiaries, Opposing Council Member Bob Holden took a very dim view on Twitter yesterday, comparing the MTA to a trust fund kid always borrowing money from you – yes, except no trust fund children hold the entire regional economy in their hands and trust fund children do not tend to promote investment in public transit on behalf of New Yorkers in the everyday working class.

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Lee Zeldin made the same speech about anti-congestion pricing, blaming the MTA for ‘waste’ and also repeating the lie that congestion pricing will hurt low-income people the most. revenue. In fact, it will boost public transit, which is disproportionately used by low-income residents (New York Post). And Politics NY Covered the presser with Holden and Co.

In other news:

  • Ross Barkan had a good take on the brain drain from the Adams administration: The mayor doesn’t think it’s a big deal because he doesn’t have a real agenda that he needs workers to realize.
  • Workers hired to clean subway trains during Covid are hoping to be retained. (The city)
  • It’s nice to see a city deal with the noise of cars and trucks. Hint: This is not an exceptional New York. (Politics)
  • How about a half price ferry ride for students? (amNY)
  • We couldn’t help but notice Manhattan Council Member Julie Won Tweeter about how she toured the Queensboro Bridge with DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez as well as staff from the offices of Council Members Selvena Brooks-Powers and Julie Menin, so we asked if pols had persuaded the agency to accelerating its schedule so that pedestrians and cyclists are no longer at risk on the crowded, narrow, two-way pedestrian and cycle lane. Bad luck: DOT told us that the current schedule for delays — late 2023 — is still in place.
  • John Oliver told the truth about “Law & Order”. (Last week tonight)
  • Our colleague Arthur Chi’en spotted what appears to be magic – but it’s actually just a scofflaw with a louvered lid, very similar to the one Holden spotted last year:
  • Finally, Streetsblog friend Tony Melone was thrilled to be featured (anonymously) in Ginia Bellafante. solid Times column in support of congestion pricing:

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Tuesday’s headlines come together – Streetsblog USA https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-headlines-come-together-streetsblog-usa/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 04:00:39 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-headlines-come-together-streetsblog-usa/ Tuesday’s headlines come together – Streetsblog USA PathPath The Claiborne Freeway in New Orleans is the nation’s best candidate for freeway dismantling, says the Congress for the New Urbanism. Photo: The Advocate via CNU A New York Times interactive feature illustrates how the construction of highways has segregated cities. Tesla’s misnamed full self-driving function cannot […]]]>





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The Claiborne Freeway in New Orleans is the nation's best candidate for freeway dismantling, says the Congress for the New Urbanism.  Photo: The Advocate via CNU
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  • A New York Times interactive feature illustrates how the construction of highways has segregated cities.
  • Tesla’s misnamed full self-driving function cannot pass a driving test in Europe. So why is it allowed in the United States? (The edge)
  • More homeless people are turning to public transit for shelter because their cities are running out of housing, but some are also using it to get to and from work or services. (wise logs)
  • Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Oakland on Sunday to tout funds to reconnect communities divided by expressways (San Jose Mercury News). On Monday, he traveled to Houston (ABC 13), where he was reportedly late for his press conference because he was stuck in traffic (Twitter).
  • As the closure of the DC Metro Yellow Line extends, officials fear commuters will turn to cars or work from home permanently. (Washington Post)
  • A sales tax in Hillsborough County, Florida, would raise $342 million a year for transportation, 45% of which is for public transit. But a trial over the language of the ballot threatens the November referendum. (Tampa Bay Weather)
  • Expect more buses and less road construction in Denver now that Colorado requires the environmental impact of transportation projects to be considered. (Denver Post)
  • San Diego received a $300 million California grant to move a rail line away from an environmentally sensitive area. (Union-Tribune)
  • Even typically progressive San Francisco isn’t immune to bikelash. (Standard)
  • The Seattle suburb of Bellevue has two car-free zone projects. (The town planner)
  • A citizens’ plan for the Belgian city of Leuven calls for giving priority to pedestrians and restricting car traffic. (Climate-KIC)
  • The successor to Germany’s popular nine-euro summer public transport pass won’t be quite as cheap, but it could still entice drivers to take public transport instead. (city ​​laboratory)
  • The number of potential drivers taking Barcelona transit instead could fill more than 50 stadiums. (The mayor)

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Tuesday headlines: Six injured, two arrested in shooting in downtown Charleston https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-six-injured-two-arrested-in-shooting-in-downtown-charleston/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 13:03:02 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-six-injured-two-arrested-in-shooting-in-downtown-charleston/ Charleston police arrested two people on gun violations after an early September 4 shooting on King Street that left six injured with non-life-threatening injuries. According to the mediathe shooting is no longer considered random, as the police initially thought, but a targeted shot. Meanwhile, tourists and residents responded to the shooting, providing detailed events of […]]]>

Charleston police arrested two people on gun violations after an early September 4 shooting on King Street that left six injured with non-life-threatening injuries. According to the mediathe shooting is no longer considered random, as the police initially thought, but a targeted shot.

Meanwhile, tourists and residents responded to the shooting, providing detailed events of the shooting and aftermath. John Tecklenburg, Mayor of Charleston said in a press release“Enough is enough,” and called on state lawmakers to do more to address gun violence.

In other titles:

SC animal shelters need space. Animal shelters in South Carolina have faced a need for space over the past few months as many shelters can’t keep up with animal input, reaching what the Charleston Animal Society calls “a breaking point.” Some shelters have resorted to euthanizing animals for space, despite a statewide effort for no-kill shelters across the state. In previous coverage, the Charleston Animal Society recently launched a special program to get large dogs adopted due to an influx at its North Charleston shelter.

Charleston airport adds more seats to accommodate surge in passengers. Charleston International Airport is undergoing another renovation as passengers continue to fly through the airport. The airport will add more seats and waiting areas to accommodate increased passenger traffic. Meanwhile, the planned direct flight from Charleston to Las Vegas by Breeze Airlines was again delayed.

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Back to Congestion Pricing Edition – Streetsblog New York City https://thistuesday.org/back-to-congestion-pricing-edition-streetsblog-new-york-city/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 04:03:05 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/back-to-congestion-pricing-edition-streetsblog-new-york-city/ Hope you were able to rest over the long weekend as the transit press is back on congestion pricing. Here’s a quick list of the angles they’ve worked on: It was going to happen: The state’s GOP began campaigning against congestion pricing, The Post reports. (And with the editorial board of the Post whine furiously […]]]>

Hope you were able to rest over the long weekend as the transit press is back on congestion pricing. Here’s a quick list of the angles they’ve worked on:

  • It was going to happen: The state’s GOP began campaigning against congestion pricing, The Post reports. (And with the editorial board of the Post whine furiously on that, you can be sure the newspaper will ride that horse until he’s dead.) But never fear: Across the Hudson, Phil Murphy and Josh Gottheimer will keep the opposition bipartite.
  • gothamist ran down the most common misconceptions about congestion pricing were aired at the MTA’s marathon hearings.
  • Politics, on the other hand, examined Why “[f]From Stockholm to Singapore, taxing urban drivers is fashionable and working.
  • Streetsblog of course looked at Uber’s recent statement to customers, which had a very anti-congestion pricing flavor for a company that belongs to the Congestion Pricing Now coalition.

In other news;

  • WPIX band Sunday’s two fatal hit-and-runs: one in Times Square and the other on Riverside Drive.
  • The driver who struck and killed a man on the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn remained at the scene and has not been charged. (News12)
  • Post office too round weekend traffic violence.
  • amNY took an exclusive ride with the city sheriff’s office while towing ghost cars in Brooklyn.
  • The temperature made it easy once again about upcoming transit changes.
  • city ​​limits look at the DOT’s “Cool Corridor” program to combat heat islands.
  • NYC Transit’s Richard Davey wants to be a help for school kids and commuters, and he’s launching a weekly newsletter to notify straphangers of weekend service changes, he wrote in an oped amNY. amNY opened its arms to the MTA brass, providing a friendly venue for Janno Lieber, among others. That’s fine, but we wish the parts were a bit sharper. (If they were, maybe we’d even make one!)
  • Lime take a lap of honor for its “Lime to the Polls” free scooter ride initiative for Bronx primary voters.
  • Finally, our favorite “bartoonist” recovered in the Village Sun, writing about the downtown outpost of The Bronx Brewery.

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Tuesday’s headlines Hope you had a great Labor Day – Streetsblog USA https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-headlines-hope-you-had-a-great-labor-day-streetsblog-usa/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 04:00:22 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-headlines-hope-you-had-a-great-labor-day-streetsblog-usa/ Tuesday’s headlines Hope you had a great Labor Day – Streetsblog USA PathPath Too slow for car-only lanes and too fast for traditional bike lanes, American cities lack proper infrastructure for e-bikes, creating conflict between people who should be natural allies. (Vice) The Biden administration is seeking a waiver of the “buy American” rule as […]]]>





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  • Too slow for car-only lanes and too fast for traditional bike lanes, American cities lack proper infrastructure for e-bikes, creating conflict between people who should be natural allies. (Vice)
  • The Biden administration is seeking a waiver of the “buy American” rule as it seeks to build hundreds of thousands of new electric vehicle chargers. (Detroit News)
  • President Biden has done little to follow through on his promise to help Uber and Lyft drivers. (New York Times)
  • Closing roads to motorists during the pandemic allowed some children to cycle to school for the first time, but now some cities are reopening those roads, making them dangerous again. (The Guardian)
  • A London startup is creating technology to measure pollution from tires, which release microscopic particles of petrochemicals as they roll. (Bloomberg)
  • The bright side of the Orange Line closure is that a record number of Boston residents are using bike share (Government technology). The repair project reached the midpoint over the weekend (Associated press).
  • Transit advocates are pushing for more funding in the Denver metro as a free pilot project winds down. (Denver Post)
  • Minneapolis’ long-delayed southwest light rail line now faces a half-billion-dollar shortfall. (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • A redevelopment plan for Nashville’s east shore includes 16 miles of bike lanes, but none on the district’s main thoroughfare. (Axios)
  • Football, soccer and rodeo fans will have an easier time cycling to NRG Stadium. (Houston Chronicle)
  • A new law in Washington requires the state to work with residents to identify and close gaps in the bicycle and pedestrian network during construction projects. (The town planner)
  • Northern Kentucky leaders meet to discuss protected bike lanes. (WCPO)
  • Here’s how Californians can get an e-bike voucher (Calbike). And here’s an introduction to Denver’s e-bike grant program (5280).

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Late Summer Stone Energy Edition – Streetsblog New York City https://thistuesday.org/late-summer-stone-energy-edition-streetsblog-new-york-city/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 04:04:36 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/late-summer-stone-energy-edition-streetsblog-new-york-city/ You know Labor Day is coming up when… there’s no one left in town to make or report the news. No big story emerged yesterday. Mayor Adams even took the time to make some off-the-cuff remarks during the first official tour of City Hall since the pandemic, during which he revealed to tourists that he […]]]>

You know Labor Day is coming up when… there’s no one left in town to make or report the news.

No big story emerged yesterday.

Mayor Adams even took the time to make some off-the-cuff remarks during the first official tour of City Hall since the pandemic, during which he revealed to tourists that he was, in fact, a Type of crystals.

Later, the mayor looked Serena Williams wins her match at the US Open (see photo above with Mike Tyson).

Here are some stories we read:

  • Mayor Adams told the cops attached to the office to take to the streets. (NYDN, New York Post)
  • Two teenagers on a moped collided with a car in Brooklyn, cops said, and now a youngster is in critical condition. (NYDN)
  • The strongest will pick up the garbage on Labor Day, breaking with tradition. (NY Times)
  • In more sanitation news (or, should we say, feature stories), Curbed went to “garbage school” with some novice garbage collectors, and delivered a pithy despatch.
  • Another cop is escaping discipline for brutality charges during the George Floyd protests. He’s also a sign abuser, natch. (The city)
  • A teenage subway “surfer” lost his arm after falling off a train at Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave. 🙁NYDN, amNY)
  • NJ Gov. Murphy, doing his best to emulate Josh Gottheimer, went wild over congestion pricing. (gothamist)
  • Astorians have started a petition to bring 31st Avenue back to Open Street next year. ( Via Change.org)
  • Finally, the ‘zombie apocalypse’ is here, in the form of Greenland’s ‘zombie ice’, which will cause sea levels to rise 10 inches no matter what we do. (NBC)

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Tuesday’s headlines melt – Streetsblog USA https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-headlines-melt-streetsblog-usa/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 04:00:53 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-headlines-melt-streetsblog-usa/ Tuesday’s headlines melt – Streetsblog USA PathPath Credit: Christine Zenino Melting ice in Greenland will raise sea levels by almost a foot by the end of the century, regardless of what humans do to reduce carbon emissions in the future – which makes all more importantly slowing this increase in the coming decades through sustainable […]]]>




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  • Melting ice in Greenland will raise sea levels by almost a foot by the end of the century, regardless of what humans do to reduce carbon emissions in the future – which makes all more importantly slowing this increase in the coming decades through sustainable transportation. (CNN)
  • Cities designed for cars don’t just harm the environment and our physical health. They also affect our mental health by cutting people off from their friends. (Voice)
  • Why are automakers building electric vehicles with a range of 300 miles when 95% of trips are less than 30 miles? These huge batteries increase the cost and weight of electric vehicles, making them less affordable and more dangerous. (New York Times)
  • California banning the sale of new gas-powered vehicles will do more to reduce transportation emissions than the new federal climate law. (Mother Jones)
  • Another bill decriminalizing jaywalking has landed on the desk of California Governor Gavin Newsom, who vetoed it last year. (NBC Bay Area)
  • Chicago is using a controversial fundraising tool to raise money for a long-awaited Red Line subway expansion. (Governing)
  • Cleveland officials are expected to approve a Vision Zero plan this week that aims to eliminate road deaths by 2032. (Ordinary Merchant)
  • The Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority is delaying construction of the Summerhill bus rapid transit line as cost estimates rise. (AJC)
  • The first leg of Utah’s first BRT line opened on Monday. (KSL)
  • Bicycling increased 44% in Boston during the Orange Line shutdown. (Herald)
  • Some Colorado riders try to keep e-bikes off mountain trails. (Sun)
  • A Kyiv-based US diplomat was killed on her bicycle in Maryland when a driver spun in front of her. (ABC News)
  • Hundreds of people cycled on Saturday during the Philly Naked Bike Ride. (Billy Penn)

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