Although it's been 11 days since the crash, we still know very little about what occurred on the evening of July 15.
The de Blasio administration's Vision Zero policies are working. And the safer streets get, the harder the city will have to work to keep making progress.
Scenes like these show the disparity between what CDOT Executive Director Shailen Bhatt says he cares about — moving people, not just cars, safely — and what his agency does.
There are a number of obstacles to overcome, some manmade and some natural. The natural issues are obvious, at least this time of year… it’s hot and it rains a lot some days. However, there are many places where weather can be an issue for walkers, and yet people walk just the same. Why? Because the manmade issues are less of an impediment, giving people more reason to brave the elements.
With primaries for all New York City elected offices coming up in just a few months, advocates have a message for the candidates: The ability to get around without owning a car is what underpins economic opportunity in NYC, and it's up to local elected officials to deliver better conditions for transit, biking, and walking.