Category Archives: Safe Streets

Remember to vote today!

It’s Election Day! Get out there and cast your vote for the same people you did in the primaries (I hope): Bill de Blasio for Mayor, Letitia “Tish” James for Public Advocate, Scott Stringer for Comptroller, and Ken Thompson for … Continue reading

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Death by automobile: a question of semantics

Would our reaction to Saturday’s massacre in Fort Greene have been different had a gun been involved? Continue reading

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Next Halloween: suggestions for all street-users

October 31 is the one night each year when the streets are guaranteed to be a mess. Random routes are closed for parades. Kids in costumes are darting out in the middle of blocks (sometimes, sad to say, led by … Continue reading

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Here are two car ads that scare the crap out of me

Why do automobile ads touting safety devices glorify unsafe driving? Here are two examples I saw this weekend. Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about livable streets in ten tweets

Breaking down an emotional string of tweets from Brooklyn Spoke, one of the city’s best advocates for livable streets, after a scary experience. Continue reading

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I was already sick of needless deaths

Today, I saw what I knew I’d eventually see, someday, if I lived in this city long enough. I chose to channel my emotions into my writing. Continue reading

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Ringing my bike bell makes me feel guilty (but it shouldn’t)

Hint: It’s because drivers use their horns for all the wrong reasons. Continue reading

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