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Fellow students, family members remember hit-and-run victim

Kensington: Mourners marched on Dec. 1 at a vigil to honor the high-school student who died recently in a hit-and-run crash in Kensington. Comment

Jay-maker: Group wants overhaul of Downtown’s disaster street

Downtown: Brooklyn’s hairiest roadway for cyclists needs more signs, longer pedestrian crossing times, a two-way bike path, and a shelter area for pedestrians caught in the middle of Tillary Street, according to road-safety activists. Comments (11)

Pedestrian dead in Downtown hit-and-run

Fort Greene: A hit-and-run driver struck and killed a man on Flatbush Avenue Extension at DeKalb Avenue on Monday night, according to police. Comments (12)

Cyclists: Text-messaging-while-biking ban has g2g

Transit: A southern Brooklyn pol’s bid to ban text-messaging while biking is a misguided attempt to score political points in the car-centric district and fundamentally misunderstands the dangers cyclists face, according to bike advocates. Comment
Transit: A southern Brooklyn pol’s bid to ban text-messaging while biking is a misguided attempt to score political points in the car-centric district and fundamentally misunderstands the dangers cyclists face, according to bike advocates. Comments (41)

Fourth Avenue hit and run leaves woman critical

Park Slope: There is blood on the street in Park Slope. Comments (11)
Bushwick: A police car, a bicyclist, and a delivery truck driver were involved in a terrifying early-morning crash on Oct. 31 that left two officers and the cyclist injured, police said. Comments (5)

The blue bikes are coming! Greenpoint, Carroll Gardens, more getting Citi Bike

Brooklyn is getting a bigger share of the city’s private bike-share program two years after Hurricane Sandy soaked much of the inventory intended for the borough. Comments (42)

Dump truck kills senior outside Barclays Center

Fort Greene: A dump-truck driver struck and killed an elderly woman near the Barclays Center on Monday afternoon, cops and FDNY officials said. Comment

Dump truck kills senior outside Barclays Center

Fort Greene: A dump-truck driver struck and killed an elderly woman near the Barclays Center on Monday afternoon, cops and FDNY officials said. Comments (9)
Gowanus: A nighttime group motorcycle ride turned tragic early this morning when a biker and passenger plunged from the Gowanus Expressway to their deaths, according to cops. Comment
Gowanus: A nighttime group motorcycle ride turned tragic early this morning when a biker and passenger plunged from the Gowanus Expressway to their deaths, according to cops. Comments (17)

Search is on for suspect in deadly Gowanus hit-and-run

Gowanus: Police are seeking a man who they say fled the scene of a fatal collision in Gowanus months ago. Comment

Crash in Flatbush

Crash in Flatbush

A 60-year-old pedestrian was critically injured on Oct. 11 when a driver hit him on Ocean Avenue in Flatbush, cops said. Comments (5)

Pedestrian killed in Dyker Heights

Dyker Heights: A Dyker Heights woman died after a driver hit her near the intersection of 86th Street and 14th Avenue on Oct. 6, police said. Comments (5)
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Steep learning curve for new Flatbush Avenue Extension jug handle

Downtown: Downtown drivers are getting a crash course in the new traffic pattern at Myrtle Avenue. Comments (7)
Cobble Hill: A flatbed truck driver smashed a livery cab up a curb and into a woman on the sidewalk on Tuesday afternoon, according to police and an eyewitness. Comments (20)
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Motorist mutiny on Flatbush as drivers flout left-turn ban

Downtown: Talk about a hard left. Comments (35)

Save our seniors! Beep wants crossing guards to help oldsters

Transit: Borough President Adams says making crossing guards full time, and having them help seniors cross the street will save lives. Comment
Transit: Borough President Adams says making crossing guards full time, and having them help seniors cross the street will save lives. Comments (14)
Sheepshead Bay: Daring riders are making a dangerous move — on to Belt Parkway. Comment
Transit: Daring riders are making a dangerous move — on to Belt Parkway. Comments (6)
Fort Greene: The Police Department is in the middle of a two-week crackdown on bike riders, so we figured we would drop in on a class to teach newbie cyclists the rules of the road. Comments (25)
Transit: Our primer on bicyclists hand signals. Comments (2)

Gear up: This bicycle hardware is required by cops

Transit: Police could ticket you if you don’t get your bike up to code. Comment
Transit: Flatbush Avenue is getting the go-slow treatment this fall. Comment
Transit: Brooklyn’s second-longest thoroughfare is getting the driver-pinching treatment this fall. Comments (36)

Park Slope’s top cop leaves to oversee road safety citywide

Park Slope: He’s on the highway to a swell job. Comments (8)

Flatbush Avenue jaywalk ends in death

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: A Staten Island woman died on Monday night when a driver hit her on Flatbush Avenue near the Prospect Park Zoo, police said. Comments (21)
Williamsburg: The city wants to make the chaotic two-way route mono-directional, but the neighborhood’s Community Board 1 pushed back a vote on the plan, saying parking spaces must be saved. Comments (14)
Williamsburg: A hairy road in industrial Williamsburg could be getting more bike-friendly. Comments (16)

Trash crash! Garbage truck slams into Bedford-Stuyvesant bodega

Bedford-Stuyvesant: A garbage truck slammed into a deli in Bedford-Stuyvesant early this morning, injuring seven. Comment

Trash crash! Garbage truck slams into Bedford-Stuyvesant bodega

Bedford-Stuyvesant: A garbage truck slammed into a deli in Bedford-Stuyvesant early this morning, injuring seven. Comments (1)

Green light for bike-friendly Flushing

Williamsburg: The truck route is getting a two-wheeler friendly paint job from Classon Avenue to Queens, but don’t expect actual, separate bike lanes most of the way. Comments (17)

Cycling Bushwick DJ killed in crash

Bushwick: Members of the electronic music and rap scenes are mourning a Bushwick DJ who was fatally struck by a driver while riding his bike on Tuesday. Comments (13)
Williamsburg: Workers at the aptly named Busy Corner Deli have a front-row view of the mayhem that plagues the intersection they say saw two smash-ups on Monday. Comments (8)

Sleepless in Brooklyn: Residents say noisy Bridge construction has gone on for too long

Downtown: City tells Brooklyn Bridge neighbors to suck it up for another year Comments (9)

City to lower McGuinness speed limit to 25

Greenpoint: A mile-long stretch of McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint will get the car-pinching treatment from the city, pols announced today. Comments (30)
Park Slope: Figures show the 78th Precinct, which has made a point of making the streets less mean for cyclists and pedestrians, is writing many fewer citations than its counterparts — and that is just fine, say pro-car-pinching activists. Comments (2)

Turnoff! Police officer makes illegal turn on Flatbush Avenue

Prospect Heights: This NYPD school safety officer needs to go back to driver’s ed. Comments (16)

MONDAY NIGHT: Sound off on road safety in Park Slope

Park Slope: Park slope road safety activists are at it again. Comments (9)
Park Slope cops have been ticketing and seizing dollar vans since January, a move activists are calling a racially motivated blow against drivers trying to make a living. Comments (63)

Showdown at the BK corral! Williamsburg board snubs on-street bike parking

Williamsburg: A local panel is not letting any more Williamsburg and Greenpoint parking spaces get turned over to bike racks without a fight. Comments (85)
Bushwick: A hit-and-run driver slammed into a bicyclist in Bushwick on Wednesday morning, killing him on impact, cops said. Comments (12)

City to lower Atlantic Avenue speed limit to 25 miles per hour

Brooklyn’s Avenue of Death and Destruction is getting the go-slow treatment. Comments (7)
Atlantic Avenue is less deadly but even more destructive than it was nearly a decade ago, when The Brooklyn Paper first dubbed it “The Avenue of Death and Destruction,” and the city is finally taking notice. Comments (12)

TUESDAY NIGHT: Sound off on road safety at town hall meeting

Downtown: Officials are inviting Brooklynites to tell them where streets are the diciest for pedestrians and cyclists and how to make them safer. Comment

TUESDAY NIGHT: Sound off on road safety at town hall meeting

Downtown: Officials are inviting Brooklynites to tell them where streets are the diciest for pedestrians and cyclists and how to make them safer. Comments (11)

Stop. Go. Kent Avenue.

Williamsburg: Fast-moving Kent Avenue is a tragedy waiting to happen, say neighbors who are pushing the city to install stoplights along the thoroughfare near East River State Park. Comments (28)

Downtown cops vow to give double-parkers the full-court press

Downtown: Officers are gearing up for a crackdown on Jay Street, Court Street, and Flatbush Avenue. Comments (26)

Downtown cops vow to give double-parkers the full-court press

Downtown: Officers are gearing up for a crackdown on Jay Street, Court Street, and Flatbush Avenue. Comment

Cops: Don’t walk, seriously

Brooklyn cops are taking Mayor DeBlasio’s pledge to make the roads safer to heart — by ticketing jaywalkers. Comments (28)
Downtown: Road warriors and Downtown residents say separating the Jay Street bike lanes from the rest of the road will make Brooklyn’s scariest route for two-wheelers better for everybody. Comments (30)

Crossing guards are our vested interest

Photo Galleries: Park Slope cops are checking up on neighborhood crossing guards so we figured we would get their take on the audit and what it takes to keep the streets safe. Comments (1)
Park Slope: Park Slope cops are way out in front in the race to crack down on drivers as part of the mayor’s road safety initiative. Comments (52)

Double trouble! Slope cops turn focus to ticketing drivers parked in bike lanes

Park Slope: The 78th Precinct is at it again, this time singling out scofflaw motorists who treat bike lanes like their own personal rest areas. Comments (46)

W’burg bus death prompts demands for sped-up traffic calming

Williamsburg: A college student’s death beneath the wheels of a bus should serve as a wake-up call to Mayor DeBlasio to implement his proposed driver-slowing measures immediately, politicians said on Sunday. Comments (20)
Park Slope: Park Slope crossing guards had better be on guard because local police are going to be checking up on their stop-sign-wielding techniques, officers announced at a meeting this week. Comments (6)

Killings-burg! Williamsburg leads city in car-crash deaths

Williamsburg: Enter the neighborhood at your own risk. Comments (25)

Save the data: Crash-stat-crunching prof got a hand from fellow computer whiz

When Pratt Institute professor Ben Wellington went searching for NYPD crash stats, he did not go to the source. Comment

Bond issue: City wants bike lane for Bond Street in Boerum Hill

Boerum Hill: A city plan to paint an 18-block-long bike lane along Bond Street in Boerum Hill got the thumbs up from members of a local panel last week. Comments (17)
Fort Greene: Brooklyn’s top prosecutor did something unusual in this deadly driving case. He charged the motorist with a crime. Comments (11)
Windsor Terrace: Call it cop envy. Comments (19)

Traffic calming vs. traffic causing

Clinton Hill: Two local panels are at loggerheads over a plan to slow down cars on the streets of Clinton Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant. Comments (10)

Motorist killed 80-year-old lady in Williamsburg: Cops

Williamsburg: A driver mowed down an elderly woman in Williamsburg as she was crossing the street on Tuesday afternoon, killing her, police said. Comments (6)

Bus, livery-cab crash bangs up straphangers at busy Downtown corner

Downtown: Ten people were injured, two seriously, when a livery cab driver smashed into a bus at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Flatbush Avenue Extension shortly after noon on Feb. 4. Comments (12)
Prospect Heights: A cyclist is in bad shape after a driver hit him near the Brooklyn Museum on Sunday, cops said. Comments (23)

I’m walkin’ here! Activists say cops should give bikes the car treatment

Park Slope: The city is ramping up its war on cars, lowering speed limits, narrowing streets, and, last week, staging a sting operation on drivers turning into crosswalks, but some activists say scofflaw cyclists need policing, too. Comments (57)

Whose streets? Our streets! Bushwick pol wants Brooklyn to rule its own roads

The ability to lower city speed limits should not be hamstrung by state bureaucracy, state Sen. Martin Dilan argues, and he has the bill to back it up. Comments (5)
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Meeting to discuss possible failure of Boerum Hill slow zone

Boerum Hill: Boerum Hill intersections are still dangerous enough that it merits a public hearing a year and a half after the city lowered the speed limit throughout the brownstone enclave. Comments (18)

Yield to the shield! Park Slope police stage crosswalk sting operation

Park Slope: Cops in Park Slope are doing something seldom attempted by the New York Police Department — enforcing traffic laws. Comments (27)

Traffic calming coming to Clinton Hill

Clinton Hill: Clinton Hill drivers will soon be hitting the brakes. Comments (15)
Williamsburg: The city wants to make a dent in speeding on Kent Avenue. Comments (13)

Zero tolerance: Grieving Slope parents say they’ll hold DeBlasio to his promise to end crash deaths

Politics: Street safety advocates and Park Slopers descended upon Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s Jan. 1 inauguration ceremony to remind the freshly-minted executive that he promised to bring traffic deaths in the city down to zero by 2024. Comments (33)

McGuinness pedestrian death stokes calls to make the street safer

Greenpoint: Two vehicles killed a woman trying to cross McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint on Sunday night and leaders and activists are ramping up the push to slow the busy road. Comments (16)

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