Its fresh green paint is already bringing relief to car-free commuters, but that hasn’t stopped anonymous opponents of a safer Prospect Park West from continuing to spread anti-cyclist tripe of the kind pictured above. Though no names or contact information have to our knowledge accompanied any of these fliers, local media can’t resist piling on, […]
There's another group of self-styled champions of democracy claiming it speaks for the ignored residents of Jackson Heights who oppose the Paseo Park. Plus other news from yesterday.
Editorial cartoonist Bill Roundy thinks cars will speak too loudly on the mayor's "recovery" task force.
The House is poised this week to take up the so-called "cash for clunkers" bill, which aims to boost the slumping U.S. auto market by giving out tax credits of $3,500 and up to anyone who trades in a gas-guzzling car for a more efficient model. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is backing a stronger version […]
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s signature issue has been distracted driving. He’s spent the last four years amplifying the heartbreaking voices of those who have suffered the consequences of this highly dangerous habit. The stories of the needless loss of so many people, especially children and teens, are tragic. Clearly, it’s time to take decisive action to stop […]
Cars are a very inefficient transportation technology for too many reasons to count. They take up huge amounts of space but get driven around mostly empty — the average private car in the U.S. carries only 1.6 people. A lot of the time, people drive distances that are short enough to easily walk or bike — 28 percent of car trips […]