A native of Washington, D.C. and Silver Spring, MD, David Meyer has been a reporter for Streetsblog NYC since Fall 2015. A 2013 graduate of the University of Maryland, he now lives in Brooklyn.
The City Council Speaker is putting his legislative muscle where his mouth is.
Citi Bike's daily ridership increased by 7.8 percent last year, according to DOT's just-released "Cycling in the City" report — an increase that came even though Citi Bike did not expand its coverage footprint and the system experienced a two-month repair crisis that reduced the fleet almost in half.
A new proposal aims to reduce congestion-causing deliveries, but objectively speaking, it won't change much on New York's chaotic streets unless the city stops giving so much free parking to car owners.
The city is undertaking an experiment by creating a transit and truck priority route on 14th Street — based on a successful version in Toronto. But has New York's Department of Transportation completely followed the lesson plan of Toronto's King Street — or just selected a few items off the a la carte menu?
Unlike an earlier bill, this one omits requirements for e-scooter or e-bike riders to wear helmets or yield to motorists.
Crossing the Henry Hudson Bridge will be free for Bronx drivers, Assembly Member Jeff Dinowitz announced.
"Placing your vest on the dashboard does not exempt you from parking regulations," Byford wrote in a March 26 letter to NYC Transit staff.