A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter — Mayor Nutter has called for a study to implement a car-free zone in the city’s central business district after residents reacted positively to Philly’s traffic ban during Pope Francis’s visit last month.
New Haven Department of Transportation — Thanks to the agency’s emphasis on traffic calming measures and bike facilities, 2.8 percent of New Haven commuters travel by bike–the fifth highest rate in the Northeast–while 13 percent travel by foot.
B6, B82 and M23 riders — Select Bus Service is coming to bus routes along Manhattan’s 23rd Street and between East New York and Gravesend in southern Brooklyn.
New York City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer — Councilmember Van Bramer is gaining Streetsblog reporter Stephen Miller next week. (Congrats, Stephen!)
New Jersey Department of Transportation — NJDOT Commissioner Jamie Fox’s announced his departure last Friday after just 13 months on the job.
7 train riders — Last Thursday, signal delays caused 7 train service to be shut down in both directions during rush hour.
Southwestern Connecticut drivers — Drivers traveling in the Bridgeport-Stamford metropolitan area waste more than two days every year sitting in traffic.
Boulder, CO — The city removed Folsom Street’s protected bike lane just three months into its year-long trial after drivers complained about 60 to 90 second longer travel times along the mile-long corridor.
Streetsblog — This week will be reporter Stephen Miller’s last at Streetsblog before he joins NYC Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer’s staff.