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# Wednesday, January 21, 2015
New York City officials recently announced heartening news: Pedestrian fatalities are at an all-time low since record keeping began 100 years ago. Cyclist fatalities, on the other hand, are notably higher. It’s a moment of reflection for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 2014 commitment to Vision Zero – a city where no one is killed or seriously injured in traffic. Whether you’re inspired by or skeptical...
# Tuesday, January 6, 2015
This open letter originally appeared in City...
# Thursday, November 13, 2014
Could Traffic Enforcement Agents help fund Vision Zero? Image courtesy of Andrew Hinderaker.
Vision Zero — the idea that no one should be killed or seriously injured in traffic — is a challenge, no doubt. But some serious experts are generating new ways of thinking about how to tackle that challenge. Tomorrow, at Transportation Alternatives’ Vision Zero for Cities Symposium, we are launching the first-ever nationwide conversation about Vision Zero. Experts in...
# Thursday, November 13, 2014
There are going to be more Citi Bikes than ever, and that means more demand for bike lanes will be coming soon. Image courtesy of John Harris.
Citi Bike is not a new idea, and bike share is as old as the fleet of painted white bikes that pedaled Amsterdam in 1965, before inspiring worldwide imitators. But with some recent alterations to how bike share operates in New York, Citi Bike could have a whole new meaning. Change is already afoot: a man who knows public transit, former MTA Chair Jay Walder, is at Citi Bike’s helm; 6,000...
# Thursday, November 13, 2014
Reimagine Jay Street, published by T.A. in partnership with Street Plans, reports on the community's vision for a crowded street. This illustration, rendered by Carly Clark, is just one idea of how to make Jay Street work for all the New Yorkers who need it. Image courtesy of Street Plans.
Ask a committee to build a horse, and you’re going to get a camel. But, ask a committee of local residents to design a street, and you’re going to get a list of visionary answers to a difficult question: how to make New York City work for the people who use it. Decades of car-centric infrastructure decisions have left Jay Street in Brooklyn a traffic-choked mess. The two-lane...
# Thursday, November 13, 2014

A short list of what you might have missed, and should be reading, this week.

Lofty ideals aside, safe and complete streets rely on activists willing to take a stand. So what can you do about the Clinton Chronicle’s bike beef? Educate yourself on the issues and write a civil and informed letter to the editor. Some New Yorkers have genuine and justified grievances...