Tiger Schulman! The City Council member who represents Forest Hills asked the city to make life more livable on Austin Street, a notoriously busy and congested commercial strip that local residents have suggested is perfect for a pedestrian-friendly redesign.
"It is wrong how deadly this strip is," Council Member Lincoln Restler said of the portion of Atlantic Avenue that functions as a speedway for drivers between the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Barclays Center.
The DOT admitted this week that the all-important, must-have, can't-do-anything-without-it cable study — mentioned in 2016, announced in 2017, supposed to start in 2019, and again in 2020 — never actually started.
Cities across America will soon be able to easily map their pedestrian infrastructure using the power of artificial intelligence — and challenge them to have a long overdue conversation about why those networks have such an acceptable number of gaps. Now there are no excuses.