TransAlt in the Media, March 2017

April 7, 2017

The dramatic, breathtaking (and hopefully) final battle in the 111th Street saga dominated this in-like-a-lion-out-like-a-lion March, beginning with Queens Organizer Juan Restrepo's tweet about offensive remarks by a member of Community Board 4. Our L-Ternative Visions design contest winners got reporters talking about our #PeopleWay proposal to prioritize buses, biking and walking to keep commuters moving during the L-Train shutdown... and beyond! Finally, Paul Steely White made Brooklyn Magazine's list of the top influencers in the part of NYC Marty Markowitz so memorably called the "borough of lanes" whilst crooning show tunes on his tricycle. 


111th Street

NIMBY Rages Against Shadowy Bike Lobby After De Blasio Overrules Community Board (Village Voice)

CB4 Member Blasted For Immigration Comment (Queens Tribune)

Will City Hall Bow To Queens Bike Lane Racism? (Village Voice)

只說中文即非法移民?當事人:打假!- Only Chinese People are Illegal Immigrants? (Epoch Times)

Mayor De Blasio Puts Community Board Cranks Behind The Wheel Of Vision Zero (Village Voice)

Cuando Trump deporte a ilegales no quedará nadie para usar líneas para bicicletas, habría dicho funcionaria local en Queens (NY1 Noticias)

UPDATE: Board member defends remark that Corona bike lanes won’t be needed ‘once Trump removes illegals’ (QNS)

Queens Community Board Member's Remarks About Immigrants Shock Neighborhood (News 4 New York)

Immigrant-Bashing Queens Community Board Member: 'I'm A Realist, Not A Racist' (Gothamist)

Ferreras-Copeland calls for CB4 member to be removed for ‘racist comment’ (Jackson Heights Post)

Queens Community Board Member Promises Bike Lanes Won't Be Needed Once Trump Gets Rid Of Immigrants (Gothamist)

Only 'Illegals' Use Bike Lanes in Corona, Trump-Backing Board Member Says (DNA Info)


L-Ternatives Design Contest

L train shutdown contest searches for best way to reimagine 14th Street (am New York)

Detours considered during L train shutdown (PIX 11)

PeopleWay, Yea and Nay: Debating the Fate of 14th Street (The Villager)

PeopleWay? No way! (LTE in The Villager)

West Side Workshop Troubleshoots L Train Shutdown (Chelsea Now)

L train shutdown commute times visualized with new mapping tool (Curbed)


PSW in the BK

Brooklyn 100 Influencer: Paul Steely White, Transportation Alternatives (Brooklyn Magazine)


Traffic Justice

NYC traffic report: Pedestrian deaths more likely in poor neighborhoods (am New York)

Hit-and-run arrest made/Mayflower Ave. man charged in Gio Nin’s death (Bronx Times)

One-year-old girl killed by pickup in East Elmhurst (Times Ledger)

Child's Death In Queens Street Is 'A Moment Of Reckoning' For Vision Zero, Advocates Say (Gothamist)

Baby dies in East Elmhurst after she’s struck in her stroller by a turning truck (QNS)

Two NYC Cyclists Wage Long, Losing Fight Against $4,600 In Red Light Tickets (Gothamist)


#VisionZero Stats

NYC traffic deaths down in 2017; street safety redesigns ahead, de Blasio says (am New York)

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces new Vision Zero traffic safety projects (Curbed)

Mayor Hails Decline In Traffic Fatalities in ’16 (The Chief Leader)

Boro traffic fatality decrease continues (Queens Chronicle)


Street safety improvements

De Blasio: Millions In Vision Zero Funding Threatened By Trump Budget Cuts (Gothamist)

‘Flip Fifth’ plan to create protected bike lane (The Villager)

Vision Zero Safety Improvements At Northern Boulevard And 48th Street (Western Queens Gazette)

DOT unveils safety improvements at Northern Blvd and 48th Street (Sunnyside Post)

Street safety improvements to Northern Boulevard in Woodside are finally unveiled (QNS) 

Community unites behind proposal to revamp Steinway Street (Times Ledger)

Constantinides Calls For Steinway Input (Queens Tribune)

Constantinides’ Plan For Steinway Street (Western Queens Gazette)

Meeker Avenue Is A Death Trap That Needs To Be Fixed: Residents And Activists (Patch)

Guerrilla carfare: ‘Tactical urbanism’ aims for grassroots streetscape reform (Downtown Express)



Peralta bill tackling speeding in school zones passes Senate (Times Ledger)

Slow down while driving near schools (Queens Chronicle)

Peralta's Bill Tackles Speeding in School Zones (Western Queens Gazette)


Ocean Parkway

Five for fighting! Activists: Felder’s Ocean Parkway speed-limit hike will kill people (Brooklyn Paper)

Lawmakers want Ocean Parkway speed limit increased (News 12 Brooklyn)

Brad Lander Rips 'Outrageous & Dangerous' Proposal To Raise Speed Limit On Ocean Parkway (Gothamist)

Cars Vs. Peds: Bill To Bump Ocean Parkway Speed Infuriates Safety Advocates (Bklyner)



When vehicles collide – what is it called? (WNCN)



Readers sound off on Citi Bike, the MTA and health care (Paul Steely White Letter in Daily News)

City Unveils Plan For Improved Cross-Williamsburg Bike Lanes (DNA Info)


Car-free Streets

Hacia grandes ciudades sin coches (Tiempo)

Business Insider: Oslo blant 11 byer som leder «den bilfrie bevegelsen» - Oslo among 11 cities leading car-free movement (Vart Oslo)

Estas 12 ciudades vienen planificando deshacerse de los autos de sus calles (


The Rent is Too Damn High

Pricey parking spot in Brooklyn on the market for $300,000 (Chicago Tribune/AP)

Park Slope Parking Spot Selling for $300,000 (News 4 New York)

Brooklyn parking spot going for $300,000 (Metro)

Brooklyn Garage Offering Parking Spot For Bargain Price Of $300K (Consumerist)



NYC street art secrets, from Little Italy's 'Temper Tot' to Brooklyn's 'Not One More Death' (am New York)

Best ways to volunteer and get involved in NYC (Curbed)

Residents Remember 'Trailblazer' and Longtime Community Board Member (DNA Info)