TransAlt in the Media, February 2017

March 2, 2017

February brought coverage of the #PeopleWay campaign, notably Sidewalk Labs' map demo on how the L Train shutdown will affect local commutes. The Port Authority's planned improvements for biking and walking access on the GWB got some attention, and there were some good stories on the fight for more car-free public space -- including a story about Paul Steely White speed-gunning in Prospect Park, with a memorable photo of our Executive Director. And a profile of our board member, FSS founding member and Brooklyn Brewery co-founder and president Steve Hindy!


Vision Zero, Year 3

163 Cyclists and Pedestrians Were Killed in Crashes in 2016, City Says (DNA Info)

NoBackspace: Vision Zero Works When Victim-Blaming Stops and Accountability Starts (City Limits)


Vision Zero Hero Steve Hindy

How a Brooklyn Brewmaster Helped Make New York City Safer for Pedestrians (Governing)


Traffic justice

Safe streets advocate says DA Brown should have charged driver in baby’s death (Times Ledger)

Unlicensed Driver Faces 15 Days In Jail For Baby’s Death (Queens Tribune)

City officials call for new hit-and-run alert system following DJ Jinx Paul’s death (PIX11)

NYPD Arrests Staten Island Teenagers For "Reckless Bicycle Riding" (Village Voice)


L-Train Shutdown/#PeopleWay

New map demo: How the L train shutdown will impact your commute (Sidewalk Labs)

Map Your Way to Commuter Freedom in New York (CityLab)

This new transit map will help you prepare for the L train shutdown (The Architect’s Paper)

Proposals, Workshops Prep for the Coming ‘L-Pocalypse’ (Chelsea Now)


Car-free public space

Seen & Heard: Pushing for Car-Free Streets in FiDi (Tribeca Citizen)

Radars of the lost park: Activists tracking car speeds in Prospect (Brooklyn Paper)

Advocates call for city to ban all car traffic in Prospect Park (News 12 Brooklyn)

12 major cities that are starting to go car-free (Business Insider)

W. 32nd Street Sidewalk Extension Mulled by City Amid Push by Advocates (DNA Info)


Other neighborhood stories

Κωνσταντινίδης, Γιάνναρης και Σιμωτά για επανεπένδυση στην Steinway Street -- Constantinides, Gianaris and Simotas for reinvestment in Steinway Street (Εθνικός Κήρυξ -National Herald)

LICH garage, slated for demolition, was built over local objections (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Williamsburg Residents Demand Safer Grand Street (Patch)


Fair Fares

City Council looks at half-price Metrocard plan for low-income riders (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

City Council Presses Officials On Discounted MetroCards For Poor New Yorkers (NY YIMBY)



George Washington Bridge bike access to be improved during restoration (amNY)

An Update on the Five Boro Bike Tour (Tribeca Citizen)

Ciclismo urbano se hace más seguro (El Pais)

Petition seeks Citi Bikes in the Bronx, Staten Island (News 12 Bronx)

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