Op-Ed: On NYPD’s Announced Jaywalking Crackdown


By TransAlt, Executive Director Paul Steely White

On Thursday, November 5, 84-year-old Agalia Gounaris was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Main Street in Flushing, Queens. Just a few days later the local NYPD precinct and elected officials responded with swift action.

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Will Harlem’s CB 9 Take Cues From Denny Farrell?

traffic drviing street in harlemHarlem Council Member Mark Levine and the local precinct commander spoke in support of a traffic safety plan [PDF] for a deadly stretch of Broadway last night at a Harlem Community Board 9 transportation committee meeting. Continue Reading →

34th Precinct Cracks Down on Drivers Double-Parked

11953142_835871706533317_7217148006223654181_nWhen DOT installed new bike lanes on Sherman Avenue in Inwood (north of Harlem) a few weeks back, it didn’t take long before they were blocked by double-parked drivers. Continue Reading →

MTA Guide for Pope Francis’ Visit to East Harlem

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Dozens of traffic changes and street closures are being implemented for Pope Francis’ historic visit to East Harlem this week, and the MTA says city bus routes will be affected. Authorities encourage all Harlemites and visitors to rely on transportation. Continue Reading →

MTA Announces Changes To Harlem lines And More

Metro-North RailroadMetro-North Railroad schedules will change beginning Oct. 3, impacting those who travel on the the Harlem and Hudson lines. Continue Reading →

Washington Heights CB 12 Backs Road Diet, Bike Lanes

wWashington HeightsA road diet and bike lanes could come to St. Nicholas Avenue next spring. Image: DOT [PDF]

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New Bus Lane Coming To 125th Street In Harlem

m60There is transportation news to report on select bus service along 125th Street. Years of advocacy by leaders and transportation advocates has yielded these results. Continue Reading →

Climate Plan Calls For Better UpperTown Biking, Walking

WEACT_climateplanWhile most of Northern Manhattan escaped the harshest ravages of Hurricane Sandy, there was some flooding along the waterfront, including inside the 148th Street subway station. Continue Reading →

Kidical Mass Rides InTo Harlem

kidical_mass_cadman2It’s Kidical Mass season, and there are two opportunities this weekend for children and adults to participate in group rides. Continue Reading →

Bike Riding Pointers For Kids This Summer In Harlem

kidcallWe’re half through the summer, and the organization Kidical Mass helps young cyclists gain experience. They also want kids to ride safe, so they can ride for years to come in Harlem.  Continue Reading →