Jesse Coburn is Streetsblog's investigative reporter. He joined Streetsblog in May 2021 after covering transportation and other topics for Newsday for five years. Before that he was an editor at the architecture and urbanism magazine ARCH+. He’s also written for the New York Times, the Baltimore Sun, Harper’s, Cabinet and other publications. Jesse is is on Twitter at @jesse_coburn. His email address is email@example.com.
Business Grew After Controversial Bike Lane Installed, Data ShowBy Jesse Coburn | | No Comments
It's a lesson for any community facing opposition from residents who claim bike lanes hurt business.
U.S. Cities Can Learn from Car-Free School Streets in Paris, London and Tirana?!By Jesse Coburn | | No Comments
Even the capital of Albania has more school streets per capita than New York City.
NYC Mayor Adams on Dangerous School Streets: ‘We Need to Do More’By Jesse Coburn | | No Comments
Adams was short on specifics about what he thinks the city should do to better protect children outside schools, but he said he was open to ideas.
‘ALWAYS SCARED’: Dangerous Streets Outside City Schools Threaten ChildrenBy Jesse Coburn | | No Comments
A six-month Streetsblog investigation found that streets near schools are uniquely dangerous, with rates of crashes and injuries that exceed city averages — particularly near schools where most students are poor or children of color.
How Rideshare Insurance Rules Shortchange Crash VictimsBy Jesse Coburn | | No Comments
Uber and Lyft taxis carrying passengers are allowed to carry dramatically less liability insurance in New York City than elsewhere in the state. This disparity leaves far less compensation for people injured by app-based taxis, a Streetsblog investigation found.
Study: Better Streets Lead to Better Crash CoverageBy Jesse Coburn | | No Comments
Complete streets policies don't just reduce car crashes — they may even improve how those crashes are covered by the media, a study shows.
Number of SUVs and Other Big Cars is Up 21% in NYCBy Jesse Coburn | | No Comments
That’s bad news for pedestrians, cyclists and anyone who values safe streets.
People to Feds: Design Streets Better!By Jesse Coburn | | No Comments
A proposed revision of the Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways generated unprecedented public interest.