A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in tri-state transportation news.
NY State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh – Squadron and Kavanagh advanced a bill Tuesday that allows greater enforcement of Hayley and Diego’s Law, which cracks down on careless drivers who injure or kill pedestrians and bicyclists.
New Haven Economic Development Corporation — The EDC asked developers to offer ideas on how to encourage infill development in downtown New Haven. Their answer: don’t require so much parking.
Tenafly, NJ — The North Jersey borough has decided not to implement any of the recommendations in a study aimed at “revamping the downtown to make it more friendly to pedestrian traffic and less of a throughway.”
State Senator Marty Golden and the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association — Golden and the PBA are lobbying against speed cameras, even though NYPD Commissioner Kelly supports them, and despite the fact that some parts of Golden’s Brooklyn district are known for egregious speeding.
NYC Councilmember Eric Ulrich – Speeding was the leading factor in New York City traffic fatalities in 2012, but the decidedly pro-speeding councilmember from Queens claimed Monday that vehicles traveling 10-15 mph over the City’s 30 mph speed limit “pose no threat to anybody else on the road.” Then, when the City Council’s Transportation Committee voted on a resolution to support speed cameras Tuesday, Ulrich was a no-show.