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