Mayor Michael Bloomberg lived up to his promise to support Senator Pat Toomey on gun control. [Reid Pillifant]
New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan said the city's bike-share program will launch on May 27 for members and on June 2 for everyone else. [Dana Rubinstein]
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand attended a "high level" White House meeting to discuss sexual assaults in the military. [Reid Pillifant]
Col Allan's memo seeking buy-outs from Post staffers, to avoid layoffs. [Joe Pompeo]
Today, at a City Council hearing on the budget, transportation commissioner Janette-Sadik Khan announced that the city's bike share program would launch on May 27 for members and June 2 for everyone else.
Today, the Bloomberg administration summoned reporters to Brooklyn for a bike share announcement, but declined to say precisely when the bike share program would be launching.(1)
For transit advocates, Michael Bloomberg's mayoralty has been a relative golden age.(1)
After Hurricane Sandy paralyzed New York City's subway system, New Yorkers intent on moving around the city resorted to a stodgy old standby: the bus.
Commuters had no choice, unless they wanted to bike or drive (and risk the gridlock and gas lines). Without the subway, the city and state had no choice either but to create special accomodations for mass transit's unappreciated stepchild.(7)
It's not just New York: the nation's traffic fatality rate is way up, too.(2)
The Bloomberg administration is taking on many cyclists' worst fear: getting "doored."(1)
As cycling advocates continue to ask for better traffic enforcement to reduce pedestrian fatalities, the Bloomberg administration today drew attention to a separate pedestrian-safety effort.(1)
New Yorkers continue to like bike lanes, even as the number of bike lanes and amount of ridership continues to grow, according to a recent New York Times poll and new statistics released by the Department of Transportation.
Transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan is a "radical," said Bill de Blasio, the Working-Families Party-affiliated public advocate who has been making every effort in recent weeks to cast himself as the centrist, small-business-friendly, outer-borough candidate for mayor in 2013.(3)
Today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced during his regular Friday morning radio appearance that the city's much-touted, long-awaited bike share program, which had originally been scheduled to debut in July, would instead launch in spring 2013 thanks to a frequently cited, but never fully explained, problem with its "software."(2)
New York City's bike share program, which was supposed to launch in July, is delayed until spring 2013. Mayor Michael Bloomberg explains: "The software doesn't work, duh."(1)
In arguing for more bike lanes, New York City Department of Transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan says that bicycle ridership has grown more than 100 percent from 2007 to 2011. But she has some serious doubters.(2)
During his regular Friday morning radio appearance, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city's bike-share program is delayed because, "the software doesn't work yet."
"2011 was the best year for traffic safety in New York City in more than a hundred years," said the mayor, standing on a sun-baked traffic Island in Corona, Queens this afternoon, with transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan by his side. "In fact the 243 traffic fatalities our city endured last year was the lowest number since records started being kept in 1910. And in 1910, most people went by horse-drawn carriages."(1)