Tag: New York City

NYC adding to speed cameras near schools

NYC adding to speed cameras near schools

| September 11, 2014

As New York Transportation Department sets out to exercise more control on traffic, drivers speeding near NYC schools will find it difficult to escape tickets. In a recent announcement, Mayor Bill De Blasio revealed that the city has started installing speed cameras near schools to protect kids against accidents. The move is a part of […]

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Miami Beach losing thousands in parking fines, city workers say

Miami Beach losing thousands in parking fines, city workers say

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

In just eight weeks, Miami Beach said goodbye to $85,000 in revenue it could have earned from parking citation fees. That’s the implication of claims from enforcement officials who say that the new parking system implemented by the city three months ago has serious glitches. When working correctly, the system allows motorists to pay for parking […]

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NY becomes first state to update the handicap symbol

NY becomes first state to update the handicap symbol

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

New York made history late last month when Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a bill mandating the replacement of the iconic handicap symbol. “This bill is an important step toward correcting society’s understanding of accessibility and eliminating a stigma for more than 1 million New Yorkers,” he said in a statement. The new symbol depicts […]

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Troubled Citi Bike station becomes political problem

Troubled Citi Bike station becomes political problem

| July 9, 2014

When a construction site blocked a section of sidewalk along Kent Avenue in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood, it spelled trouble for a Citi Bike station that also happened to be located on that same stretch. The station had to be moved and so was reinstalled a few weeks ago along a protected bike lane on South […]

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L.A. group proposes to cap parking tickets at $23

L.A. group proposes to cap parking tickets at $23

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Drivers should only pay $23 when they’re issued parking tickets that don’t involve public safety, say members of the Parking Freedom Initiative (PFI), a citizens group that formed in Los Angeles to combat what it sees as abuses in the way the city enforces parking. What’s more, City Hall should create a process for involving […]

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NYC Citi Bike pedaling through an uphill battle

NYC Citi Bike pedaling through an uphill battle

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ever since its inception, New York City’s much-hyped Citi Bike program has hit roadblocks. In its second year now, the problems seem far from over for the bike-share program. New York City is now asking Alta Bicycle Share (which oversees the entire bike-share program through its subsidiary) to pay up $1 million to cover the parking […]

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Vision Zero looks ahead to 2024

Vision Zero looks ahead to 2024

| June 11, 2014

No wonder New York’s civic leaders want to fast forward to 2024: 286 people died in traffic accidents in the city in 2013. That’s almost the number of homicide victims there in the same period. By 2024, however, that figure will be zero — or so Mayor Bill de Blasio promises through Vision Zero, his […]

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NYC fire hydrant earns twice minumum wage

NYC fire hydrant earns twice minumum wage

| May 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The dome-headed, knee-height object looks like an average fire hydrant, but the water gusher on Forsyth Street in New York City’s Lower East Side is netting the city extraordinary gains: $33,118 annually, Ben Wellington estimates. The statistics professor from Pratt Institute, studying figures from NYC Open Data, suspected something was amiss when one address repeatedly […]

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Curbside appeal of New York City’s toniest address means parking perks

Curbside appeal of New York City’s toniest address means parking perks

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Its tenants past and present—Alex Rodriguez, Elie Tahara, Denzel Washington, and Lloyd Blankfein—read like a Who’s Who of America’s recent history, tipping 15 Central Park West as New York City’s fanciest address. Its luxury offerings include a 75-foot, sky-lit lap pool and climate-controlled wine cellar priced at $80,000-plus, as well as an in-house chef ready […]

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NYC crushes double parking with Operation Move-Along

NYC crushes double parking with Operation Move-Along

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Discovering a perfect parking spot in the city without double parking is like beating level 361 in Candy Crush. You need risk, luck, and a few extra lifetimes. Once you get up at a horrible hour, manage your commute and dodge rogue jay-walking pedestrians, then you get to find a parking spot. In some busy areas, […]

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New York City’s parking signs get a facelift

New York City’s parking signs get a facelift

| February 7, 2014

New York’s parking signage can involve a confusing tangle of Thou Shalts and Thou Shalt Nots, not to mention the perpetually confusing alternate-side parking rules. That may be the case, but at least one designer believes the new signs could be further improved. Nikki Sylianteng, a Brooklyn-based independent designer, has come up with another redesign […]

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