Hot Enough for You Edition – Streetsblog New York City


Yesterday was too hot, so we’ll skip the witty jokes that usually make the headlines and cut to the chase (today will be a bit more seasonal):

  • Yesterday’s big story was the scoop from Clayton Guse that the city’s Department of Finance had again changed the stipulated fine program, which gives discounts on parking tickets to major trucking companies in exchange for doing that companies do not challenge every ticket in court. The discount for parking in bus lanes has been increased, but on the positive side companies will no longer have a discount on parking tickets in cycle lanes. (NYDN)
  • Like Streetsblog, the Daily News covered the death of pedestrian Lola Blair in Co-op City – but unlike New York’s premier transportation outlet, it didn’t point out that Blair’s death is just the last of two bloodiest months in eight years.
  • Much like Streetsblog, the Post’s ears began to burn when Department of Transportation officials testified yesterday that 40% of cars caught on city speed cameras had out-of-state license plates. But our story had a broader scope, showing how bad a job city officials do at weeding out repeat offenders with out-of-state license plates.
  • The Times finally used a very helpful question title in its analysis of Andrew Cuomo’s re-emergence.
  • The MTA is receiving an additional $770 million in Covid relief funds from the federal government. (amNY)
  • Here is another argument in favor of good management of public space: a place in Queens has been occupied by non-domiciled people – and no one is taking advantage of the situation. (amNY)
  • A dozen people were injured in a bus accident on the Rock. (gothamist)
  • The DOT appears to be serious about finally getting cyclists from the Brooklyn Bridge to points north safely. Here’s the agency’s just-released plan for protected bike paths on Center and Lafayette streets.
  • And, finally, we loved this Times deconstruction of WH Auden’s poem about suffering — but only because it reminded us of Charles Komanoff’s moving 2019 article about the death of cyclist Jose Alzorriz.

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