It Will Be a Busier Day Edition – Streetsblog New York City
We’re looking for some big news today, with our very own Julianne Cuba heading to Albany to cover Mayor Adams’ trip to push for an extension of speed cameras from a group of state lawmakers who, like the member of the Assemblyman Dick Gottfried told us earlier this week, are reluctant to expand use of the automated app because they are the ones who risk getting caught.
Speaking of speed cameras, The city is the latest news outlet to highlight how much more dangerous our roads are when speed cameras go off. Our friend Charles Komanoff underline an even more interesting statistic: there are more accidents and much less driving during these hours.
.@suhbhat & @jmartineznyc report that approximately 60% of 5 NYC road deaths in 2022 occurred when speed cameras are turned off. The kicker – which didn’t make the final cut – is that only ~40% of driving in New York occurs during these hours. Is Mayor Adams listening? https://t.co/glVBtXjkgI
—Charles Komanoff (@Komanoff) May 17, 2022
And Gotham Gazette published an editorial by Beth Finked (of AARP New York) and Danny Harris (of Transportation Alternatives) who focused on how many seniors will be saved from injury or death if speed cameras are extended to 24 hours a day, seven days out of seven.
Why is it so difficult? Well, Cuba better find out for us by throwing away the company credit card.
In other news:
- The Daily News still hasn’t figured out how to fix the broken link on its website our old man was crying out for like 24 hoursso we still can’t give you the paper’s “exclusive” story about the grieving husband whose wife was run over and killed by a Bronx driver on Saturday (the paper still touts the story on its homepage, it’s true, but it still links for a squib about the accident).
- Did the President of Ford (OK, Ford of Europe) to have this? He tells his employees to cycle or walk to work – and he says things like the world would be a better place if more people gave up driving. Welcome to the war on cars, car guys. (Forbes)
- Hats off to Clayton Guse, David Meyer and Kevin Duggan for turning yesterday’s mundane announcement of a new staircase at the Times Square subway station into a story about yet another blatant cost overrun (NYDN, New York Post, amNY). During this time, the Time turned it into an art story.
- In case you missed it, London has a new tube/suburban line. (NY Times)
- Our friend Joel Epstein made a nice Medium article about the good news coming from the Bronx. Scooters! Citi bike! Once these protected cycle paths are entered, we will finally have something.
- Of course, you can read almost everyone’s coverage of the new congressional districts drawn by a special master, but only the door to hell seen in a Manhattan neighborhood the vague silhouette of a penis and testicles. It is the relationship with entrails.
- Battery Park City will destroy green spaces to make the entire neighborhood more resilient. (The city)