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Despite ‘Lofty’ Climate Goals, United Nations Bans Cyclists on its CampusBy Julianne Cuba | | No Comments
Cyclists are barred from bringing their two-wheelers onto the vaunted United Nations campus, while drivers, who are notorious for skirting parking tickets, are waved right through its security gates.
Judge Tosses Suit that Argued Dense Development is Bad for Urban EnvironmentBy Julianne Cuba | | No Comments
Sorry, NIMBYs, but dense development is just life in the city.
For Safer, Greener Streets, Cities Must Speed Up and Fund Infrastructure: ReportBy Julianne Cuba | | No Comments
A study by the Regional Plan Association offers a new analysis into why infrastructure in New York City costs more than in other cities and countries around the world. And offers solutions that likely go behind the Big Apple.
DOT Rolls Out New Tech To Better Analyze How People Move on City StreetsBy Julianne Cuba | | No Comments
The sensors could help resolve misallocations of public space, where cars often get the bulk of room despite being outnumbered by pedestrians or cyclists.
Finally! Uber Helps Fund Two Battery Buy-Back ProgramsBy Julianne Cuba | | No Comments
The San Francisco-based tech giant, which so far has remained relatively silent on an issue that has blazed through the city, is helping fund the two separate pilot programs both aimed at improving access to safe e-bikes and batteries.
NYC Council Speaker Urges Police to 'Move Away' From Traffic StopsBy Julianne Cuba | | No Comments
The NYPD should "move away" from police-initiated traffic stops that disproportionately target people of color and can lead to police brutality, Council Speaker Adrienne Adams said on Monday — offering uncharacteristic support for a central pillar of a progressive-wing movement to reform the police department.
NYC Pol Wants Feds to Rein in Faulty Lithium-Ion BatteriesBy Julianne Cuba | | No Comments
“My legislation ... is an expression of the government's highest obligation, which is public safety,” said Rep. Ritchie Torres.
The Solution to Deadly Lithium-Ion E-Bike Battery Fires is a Trade-In Program, Advocates SayBy Julianne Cuba | | No Comments
Battery-sparked fires are tearing through homes. so how about a "buy back" program?
The Streetsblog Interview: New Head of Zipcar on Equity, Congestion and ParkingBy Julianne Cuba | | No Comments
As the city hopes to reduce its dependence on private automobiles in order to cut back on congestion, emissions and traffic violence, it’s also looking to expand its carshare program. So we talked to the head of Zipcar about the company's prospects in New York.
Take the Fifth: Pedestrians Revel on Car-Free Streets Near NY’s Xmas TreeBy Julianne Cuba | | No Comments
New York just got more room to celebrate the holidays this year — well, only on Sundays.
More Money for Delivery Workers Will Require More Protection for ThemBy Julianne Cuba | | No Comments
In New York, a significant pay raise for city delivery workers could end up increasing the number of deliveries made per hour, which might unleash more two-wheeled deliveristas crisscrossing the city's deadly streets at all hours of the day and night. Be careful what you wish for?
NYC Housing Authority Backs Down From Banning E-Bikes on its PropertyBy Julianne Cuba | | No Comments
This controversy has been extinguished.