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Long-Awaited Report Reveals Widespread Parking Crime by NYPD

The overdue report confirms years of Streetsblog reporting on placard abuse, illegal parking and enforcement failures by the police under two mayors.

April 11, 2024

Mega-Cars Violate Brooklyn Bridge Weight Ban with Impunity

The city does virtually nothing to stop the onslaught of excessively heavy vehicles on our roads and bridges.

March 27, 2024

FDNY Chief Blames Slower Emergency Response Times on More Cars

FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh said during Friday's City Hall’s public safety briefing that congestion is the main reason ambulances and fire trucks are slow to respond.

February 5, 2024

No License Plates? No Problem! Scofflaw Drivers Remove Tags Yet Rarely Get Caught

Cars without license plates are the new scourge of New York City roadways, but the Adams administration is failing to crack down on them, allowing tens of thousands of drivers to avoid tickets and sow chaos on the street.

January 16, 2024

NYC’s ‘Dangerous Vehicle Abatement’ Program Is About To Expire

The city's Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Program expires on Thursday. And there's no new strategy to deal with the worst of the worst recidivists, except to appeal to the state for new laws.

October 25, 2023

NYC Mayor Uses Flimsy Data to Blame E-bikes for Rise in Cycling Deaths

The "proliferation" of e-bikes is "driving" a surge in cyclist death this year, City Hall claimed Tuesday.

October 18, 2023

The Moped Crisis: Safe Streets Group Issues Policy Recommendations

The city needs to rein in illegal mopeds with a combination of cracking down on rogue vendors, building safer roads for all users and better educating users.

September 12, 2023

‘A Very Dangerous Job’: Dozens of NYC School Crossing Guards Injured by Drivers Since 2012, Records Show

As thousands of guards returned to street corners across the city last week for the reopening of public schools, records obtained by Streetsblog reveal the dangers that guards face on the job.

September 11, 2023

NYPD All But Abandons Idling Enforcement Amid Climate Crisis

The number of idling violations issued by NYPD is down 99 percent from five years ago, according to publicly available stats.

September 5, 2023