Tag Archives: NYC

Building Portland’s Bicycling Future: If Not Now, When?

There is a great piece on BikePortland that sums up many of the challenges our local political leadership has faced (and created) when it comes to our bicycling future.  Some reactions to the story paint Jonathan’s article as overly negative or feel that it ignores the many bike improvements we’ve enjoyed in 2010. I have […]

The Hidden Treasure of Jaywalking

In Manhattan, creative jaywalking is an environmental positive, because it makes traveling on foot easier: it enables pedestrians to maintain their forward progress when traffic lights are against them, and to gain small navigational advantages by weaving between cars on clogged side streets – and it also keeps drivers on their guard, forcing them […]


The Rudeness of Drivers in NYC. “Think about, when was the last time you did something that inconvenienced 200 people?  That guy did it right there.” Mark Gorton, Open Planning Project,  In response to a car blocking the crosswalk.


The inequity is unthinkable. via Streetsblog

Documenting Yield-Law Violations in New York City, but Where Are the Police?

Link: Documenting Yield-Law Violations in New York City, but Where Are the Police? Motorists commit about three potentially life-threatening traffic violations every minute at city intersections, clocking in at a stunning 157 each hour, according to the Transportation Alternatives report: From Chaos to Compliance. And drivers don’t give way to pedestrians, cyclists, and […]


When New York City opened up new pedestrian zones in the heart of Midtown this summer, naysayers predicted a traffic nightmare. Nearly two months later, we’re still waiting for the much-feared Carmaggedon. In this video, Streetfilms funder Mark Gorton takes us on a tour of Broadway’s car-free squares and boulevard-style blocks, where conditions have […]

New York State Intersection Parking Law

Parking or standing is not allowed: In front of a driveway. Within 20 feet (6 m) of a crosswalk at an intersection. Within 30 feet (10 m) of a traffic light, STOP sign or YIELD sign. Within 20 feet (6 m) of a fire station driveway, or within 75 feet […]

103rd Street Repaired – Parking Removed

I’m pleased to report that this “Dangerous Intersection” is a thing of the past, thanks to the responsiveness of the NYC Department of Transportation and  Margaret Forgione, DOT Manhattan Borough Commissioner.  On May 4, Forgione emailed: Our Borough Engineering Office completed an investigation of this location.  As a result, a new order was […]

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