A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond.
Connecticut bicyclists and pedestrians — The Connecticut State Bond Commission will fund $8.3 million worth of bicycle and pedestrian projects, including the completion of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail and a protected cycletrack in New Haven.
Paris, France — Last Sunday, Mayor Anne Hidalgo banned cars in city center for the day to raise awareness about air pollution as Paris prepares to host the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie — On Monday, Governor Christie once again dismissed the idea that his state faces a transportation funding crisis–despite the fact that the Transportation Trust Fund will run dry within the next year.
Q44 riders — Queens Community Board 7 opposed the proposed Q44 Select Bus Service route, citing the loss of parking spaces as a concern.