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Mean Streets

December, 2018

Police on Wednesday arrested a driver for hitting a cyclist on Jay Street Downtown, after she swerved out of the road’s bike lane because cops parked a police van in it, according to the victim. Comments (2)

November, 2018

The city revealed a long-awaited plan to improve safety at a treacherous Kensington intersection where two drivers fatally hit pedestrians in the last five years. Comment

October, 2018

Ditmas Park

Police: Driver smashes SUV into parked cars, flips it, then flees D’Park scene

Cops are looking for the driver of a sport-utility vehicle who on Saturday smashed the car into two others parked on a residential Ditmas Park street, flipping it, and then fled the scene. Comment

September, 2018

Transit

Police slap unlicensed driver with summons for hitting boy in Borough Park

Cops slapped an unlicensed driver with a summons after she hit a 3-year-old boy with her car while he was crossing 44th Street in Borough Park on Sept. 19, police said. Comments (1)
Speeding drivers are back to being caught on camera. Comment

August, 2018

The city’s 140 school-zone speed cameras will resume issuing tickets the day before more than 1.1-million schoolchildren return to classes on Sept. 5, thanks to a Council-brokered deal between Mayor DeBlasio and Gov. Cuomo. Comment

July, 2018

Bay Ridge

Whiplash! Golden reverses again, demands Senate reconvene for vote on speed-camera bill

Bay Ridge state Sen. Marty Golden bowed to weeks of protests from constituents demanding he save speed cameras on Wednesday, when he called on the Senate’s Republican majority leader to reconvene the body to vote on a speed-camera bill that would double the number of cameras citywide before the current ones switch off on July 25. Comment

June, 2018

Bay Ridge

Slamming the brakes: Golden casts aside speed camera bill in push for stop signs, traffic lights near schools

Bay Ridge and Marine Park state Sen. Marty Golden is now supporting a bill that would increase the numer of stop signs in schools zones instead of the one he touted doubling the number of speed cameras near houses of education. Comments (1)
New street-safety signs the city installed on a bicycling corridor in Prospect Park are anything but, because one of the moveable placards sent a cyclist to the hospital after he crashed into it within a week of its arrival, furious locals claim. Comment

April, 2018

A Brooklyn Heights cyclist and civic guru created a Twitter bot that spits out motorists’ traffic violations so concerned users can identify reckless individuals who cruise their local streets. Comment
Flatbush

Hit-and-run motorist kills senior crossing E. Flatbush street

A driver smashed into a woman crossing an East Flatbush street on Sunday — then took off — leaving the victim with injuries that she died from the next day. Comment
Cyclists can now start pedaling through some Kings County intersections 10 seconds before the drivers next to them, city transit leaders announced this week at one of those junctures in Boerum Hill. Comment

March, 2018

Bensonhurst

Two drivers hit Bensonhurst senior in back-to-back collisions, killing man

Two motorists successively plowed into a senior crossing a Bensonhurst street steps from his home before dawn on Friday, killing him. Comment

February, 2018

The city must do more to protect Sunset Park kids who walk by a dangerous Fourth Avenue gas station to get to school, and change has to come from the top, say local pols. Comment
Flatbush

Sick driver charged with manslaughter for ‘preventable death’ in East Flatbush crash

The district attorney charged a sickly motorist with reckless manslaughter for hitting and killing a man in East Flatbush last year, claiming the driver with multiple sclerosis knew better than to get behind the wheel in his condition. Comment
A Fourth Avenue gas station near a Sunset Park elementary school is a “death trap,” according to local parents, who blasted the city for not doing enough about it. Comments (1)

January, 2018

Development

Sunset Park community board approves Fourth Avenue redesign with new bike paths

Community Board 7 gave the city’s plan to revamp Fourth Avenue the thumbs up, kissing 225 parking spaces in the district goodbye in exchange for new bike lanes, loading zones, expanded metered parking, and pedestrian safety measures along the road. Comment
Transportation honchos will install bike lanes on Fourth Avenue in Park Slope years sooner than planned after neighborhood transit gurus and the local councilman demanded they accelerate the job because most of it can be done simply with paint. Comment

December, 2017

It was a ride in the park — and history in the making! Comments (1)
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