Wednesday Winners (and Losers)

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

Winners

Hicksville, NY — Thanks to a $10 million state grant, more transit-oriented development is coming to downtown Hicksville, home of the busiest LIRR station on Long Island.

White Plains, NY — The City of White Plains will spend $1.5 million in city and state funds to improve conditions for people walking and biking near the downtown TransCenter, the busiest Metro-North station in Westchester.

NYC Council Member Jumaane Williams — Unlike many other office holders, Jumaane Williams is willing to call out Governor Cuomo for hiding from the city’s subway nightmare.

Dr. Nicholas Gavin — Dr. Gavin, who is chief of emergency medicine at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, says the best way to prevent traumatic brain injuries is pedestrian- and bike-friendly street design and expanded camera enforcement.

Losers

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio — The mayor plans to crack down on restaurants whose delivery drivers use electric bikes, when his attention should instead be on protecting pedestrians and bicyclists from Action Carting, whose drivers have struck and killed five people on NYC streets since 2008.

Queens CB 11 Chair Christine Haider — In June, Queens Community Board 11 approved a plan to bring a two-way protected bike lane to Northern Boulevard in an 18-11 vote. Now Haider is asking the city to negate her own board’s vote.

Denver Police Department — Kyle Wolfe’s wheelchair was totaled after he was struck by the driver of an SUV while crossing at an intersection — just after the walk signal had expired — in downtown Denver. Adding insult to injury, Wolfe was ticketed by a Denver police officer for not crossing the street fast enough.

President Trump — The infrastructure plan Trump has been talking up “remains stuck near the rear of the legislative line” behind other priorities.

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