Born and raised in Washington, D.C. and Maryland, David fell in love with journalism as a kid accompanying his reporter dad on stories while school was out. A reporter at Streetsblog from 2015 to 2019, David returned as Streetsblog Deputy Editor in 2023 after a three-year stint at the New York Post. A graduate of Montgomery Blair High School and the University of Maryland, he lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Hochul ‘Considering Options’ to Rehab Penn Station Without Real Estate BoondoggleBy David Meyer | | No Comments
Is reality finally catching up to Kathy Hochul?
Gov. Hochul’s Penn Station Tax Giveaway Makes Less Sense Than EverBy David Meyer | | No Comments
Emails show collaboration between the state's economic development agency and a real estate firm headed by a major donor to Gov. Hochul. Will taxpayers be holding the bag (again)?
Corey Johnson’s ‘Master Plan’: 50 Miles of Protected Bike Lanes Per Year — And A Lot MoreBy David Meyer | | No Comments
The City Council Speaker is putting his legislative muscle where his mouth is.
NY Panel Demands End to Free On-Street ParkingBy David Meyer | | No Comments
As Manhattan CB 7's transportation committee sees it, the very presence free on-street parking on the Upper West Side only serves to exacerbate congestion. On Tuesday, the panel demanded an end to it entirely.
New Jersey Legalizes E-Bikes and ScootersBy David Meyer | | No Comments
As former Gov. Tom Kean might have said, "New Juhsey and e-scooters — puhfekt togetha."
Cycling in the City: Citi Bike on the Rise; Bridge Crossings FallingBy David Meyer | | No Comments
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.
The DOT Quandary: Double-Parking Isn’t Illegal — Except When It Actually IsBy David Meyer | | No Comments
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.
Out of Touch: MTA Board Members Earn 10x More than Average RiderBy David Meyer | | No Comments
It's kind of mind-blowing to think that 89 percent of MTA customers live in the city, but only 41 percent of the MTA board does. And the average MTA board member salary is 10 times that of the average customer. Out of touch? More like out of orbit.
Four Lessons for 14th Street From Toronto’s Transit-First King StreetBy David Meyer | | No Comments
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?
Try, Try Again: Jessica Ramos Bill Proposes Simpler E-Bike/E-Scooter LegislationBy David Meyer | | No Comments
Unlike an earlier bill, this one omits requirements for e-scooter or e-bike riders to wear helmets or yield to motorists.
Removing Bus Stops Isn’t Easy — In NYC or Anywhere ElseBy David Meyer | | No Comments
Buses move so slowly across our city partly because there are too many stops spaced too closely together. Andy Byford wants to change that. But he's facing opposition from "Mrs. McGillicuddy" on Staten Island and elsewhere. Read David Meyer's long takeout on the problem.
RIVERDALE REBATE! Bronx Drivers Get Free Ride Over Henry Hudson Bridge In Congestion Pricing CarveoutBy David Meyer | | No Comments
Crossing the Henry Hudson Bridge will be free for Bronx drivers, Assembly Member Jeff Dinowitz announced.