Wednesday Winners (& Losers)

A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond.

WINNERS

Port Authority – Governor Christie signed legislation on Monday which subjects the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to public records laws.

NYC Council Member Antonio Reynoso — Along with a call for more bus and bike lanes, Council Member Reynoso said if you don’t like traffic, “maybe you [should] get out of the car.”

New York State Senate – The Senate extended the bus lane camera program to keep cars out of bus lanes and travel times down for riders.

Hunter College students — A team of Hunter urban planning graduate students came up with a bold design for Queens Boulevard with dedicated bus lanes, protected bike lanes, and a park.

Central and Prospect Park pedestrians and bicyclists — Central Park north of 72nd Street is now car-free year-round and vehicles will be banned from Prospect Park’s West Drive starting Monday, July 6.

LOSERS

New Jersey — Six states are increasing their gas taxes starting today to fund infrastructure improvements. Guess who’s not on the list?

Brooklyn Community Board 3 — CB3 voted against a plan to connect bike lanes in Bedford-Stuyvesant to Crown Heights because some members think bike lanes cause traffic congestion.

Bushwick pedestrians — NYC Council Member Rafael Espinal and NYS Senator Martin Malave Dilan oppose MTA plans to eliminate a deadly intersection from two bus routes.

New Haven Line riders — New Haven Line riders should expect rush hour delays as the 110-year-old Devon Movable Bridge remains stuck in a vertical position after a scheduled test opening and closing last night.

1 Comment on "Wednesday Winners (& Losers)"

  1. Clark Morris | July 2, 2015 at 3:19 pm |

    After looking at a satellite view on Google I believe the bus terminal for both routes should be moved to Gates between Myrtle and Wyckoff, Wyckoff between Gates and Myrtle or Myrtle between Gates and Wyckoff for better connectivity with the L and M lines. I also can see the point of view of the residents of Ridgewood Place which is NOT a major street. I didn’t see any structure on Palmetto that looked like a bus terminal. I would be interested in other comments from those who know the area.

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