Council Speaker Christine Quinn wants cyclists and pedestrians to know that she's not only interested in munimeters.
Today, the speaker and mayoral frontrunner unveiled several new proposals designed to make the streets more amenable to cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.
Today at noon, a group of Bay Ridge resident-activists gathered outside State Senator Marty Golden's office to protest his opposition to speed cameras in New York City.(4)
As long as you can manage not to crash your vehicle into something or someone, you can more or less go ahead and ignore the speed limit in Bushwick, the Upper West Side or East Harlem, where in March, a tractor-trailer killed Amar Diarrassouba, who was six.(5)
Council Speaker Christine Quinn on Tuesday came out in support of more speed cameras at New York City intersections, but on the question of more red-light cameras, Quinn's staying mum.(2)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg today said he doesn't understand why those vying to replace him are proposing higher taxes on the city's upper class.
"It is about as dumb a policy as I can think of," he said, during a press conference before the Columbus Day Parade.
Thanks to "all of the accidents and deaths," Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, a one-time speed camera skeptic, on Wednesday renewed his call for the traffic-calming devices along McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint.
"I think that it’s about time we tried it," he said.(4)
"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)