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 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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