Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg was in the Bronx yesterday to tout safety improvements on the Grand Concourse, historically one of the borough's most dangerous streets for walking and biking. But a lot more needs to change on the Grand Concourse, which still lacks safe, continuous bikeways and treatments to speed up trips for bus riders.
Bike-share operator Motivate is in talks with the city to increase the bicycles in its system by another 50 percent after the current round of expansion wraps up this year, including stations in the Bronx and Staten Island. City Hall would not contribute funds but would grant Motivate more favorable terms in its contract with the city.
Members of Families for Safe Streets and city officials trekked up to Albany yesterday to make the case for expanding New York City's automated speed enforcement program.
Addressing Transportation Alternatives' Vision Zero Cities conference this morning, Mayor de Blasio restated his intent to expand the city's speed enforcement camera program this year, which requires approval from Albany.