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Con-dis-cord Street: New Manhattan Bridge exit plagues residential road

Downtown: Things have taken a turn for the worse. Comments (4)
Transit: What do Idahoans think of their namesake bike law? We called them to find out! Comments (18)
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POLL: Should cyclists be allowed to ride through red lights?

Transit: A Brooklyn councilman wants to change the road rules so cyclists can roll through red lights and stop lights — also known as the “Idaho stop.” Comments (28)
Williamsburg: A Williamsburg pol’s proposal to allow cyclists to ride through red lights and stop signs so long as the coast is clear would bring the city’s laws into sync with the way many pedal-pushers say they already roll. Comments (66)
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Rise of the machine! Truck helps truck as crane lifts fallen cement mixer

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Rise of the machine! Truck helps truck as crane lifts fallen cement mixer

Fort Greene: Talk about a concrete solution! Comments (3)
Downtown: The driver says he swerved to avoid an ambulance speeding through a red light. Comments (6)
Greenpoint: The wheels are in motion! Comments (19)
Columbia St Waterfront: This project has a green light — and a red and yellow one, too! Comments (1)

City denies claims it will finish Pulaski bike lanes by end of year

Greenpoint: The Department of Transportation is backpedaling after Assemblyman Joe Lentol announced it will likely finish the lanes before winter. Comments (3)
Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge residents say a new bike lane on 72nd Street resulted in double-parking tickets duing street cleaning for the first time in years! Comment

Spinning its wheels: City delays new Pulaski Bridge bike lane — again

Greenpoint: It is a trip down memory lane. Comments (30)

Humpty dump! WT residents slam traffic-slowing plan

Windsor Terrace: They are not love-drunk on those humps. Comments (15)
Prospect Heights: A car fatally plowed into a cyclist on Fourth Avenue on Monday — and Borough President Adams says it will happen again if the city doesn’t do something. Comments (21)

Cyclist killed in collision with truck

Police investigators believe the man was riding down Church Avenue near Ocean Avenue, when he swerved into a box truck and was run-over by its rear wheels, authorities said. Comments (27)

Car quash! Vehicles banned from half of Prospect Park

Park Slope: Baby you can’t drive your car. Comments (29)

Fool runnings: Nearly 40 percent of drivers blow red light at Ridge intersection

Bay Ridge: Drivers in Bay Ridge are seeing red — and then hitting the gas. Comment
Bushwick: Drivers in Bushwick are seeing red — and then hitting the gas. Comments (28)
Bushwick: Talk about street cred! The city is hoping to get Brooklyn’s bohemian set buzzing about bike safety this weekend by hosting a workshop at a hip Bushwick artist collective. Comments (15)
Clinton Hill: The husband of a woman who was killed by an unlicensed driver on a Clinton Hill street in 2011 lashed out at the cops who bungled the examination of her death so badly her alleged killer was never brought to trial. Comments (5)

Slope’s top cop: Bicycle tickets were for illegal headphone use

Park Slope: The 151 tickets that officers from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct issued to cyclists for cellphone use in 2014 — an activity that is not illegal — were actually issued for the illegal action of wearing headphones while riding, according to the area’s top cop. Comments (22)

In Park Slope, police crack down on phone use while riding a bicycle. The problem? It isn’t illegal

Park Slope: It may be dumb to talk on your phone as you pedal, but it isn’t illegal. Apparently, police haven’t gotten the memo. Comments (36)
Williamsburg: The back end of a tractor-trailer smashed into a wall in Williamsburg where a group of activists were installing a memorial to New Yorkers killed in traffic accidents. Comments (9)
Williamsburg: It is Brooklyn’s meanest street, and they want to tame it. Comments (18)

Construction to begin on long-awaited Pulaski Bridge bike lane

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: It will protect and serve — bicyclists traveling from Queens to Greenpoint. Comments (6)

Buffer solution: City plans protected bike lane on Greenpoint Avenue Bridge

Greenpoint: They’re peddling a safer way to pedal. Comments (12)
Bushwick: The family of the late Bushwick artist says the punishment is not enough. Comments (21)
Williamsburg: A cement truck driver injured his back on Tuesday morning when the loaded truck he was driving tipped over, spilling wet cement all over Varick Street in Williamsburg, officials said. What happened next was someone making the best of a bad situation. Comment
Williamsburg: A cement truck driver injured his back on Tuesday morning when the loaded truck he was driving tipped over, spilling wet cement all over Varick Street in Williamsburg, officials said. What happened next was someone making the best of a bad situation. Comments (5)

City puts big bucks towards Fourth Avenue overhaul

Park Slope: Separated bike lanes are among the proposed new features on the crash-prone thoroughfare. Comment

City puts big bucks towards Fourth Avenue overhaul

Park Slope: Separated bike lanes are among the proposed new features on the crash-prone thoroughfare. Comments (25)
Bay Ridge: An 82-year-old man suffered serious injuries after he lost control of his car and it ran off the road and careened through the air, landing upside-down in a Bay Ridge park on Feb. 27, police said. Comments (1)

Hit-and-run driver who killed couple found guilty, faces life in prison

Williamsburg: The driver who killed a pregnant woman and her new husband in a hit-and-run crash in 2013 is facing life in prison after a jury found him guilty on Friday of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. Comments (11)
Williamsburg: Drivers have more reason than ever to look both ways before making a turn. Comments (17)

Islands in the stream: City moves to add sidewalks to scary Dumbo streets

DUMBO: Dumbo’s most pedestrian-hostile streets are finally getting sidewalks. Comments (1)

Chaotic street near Morgan L to become one-way

Williamsburg: The city wants to make Bogart Street a one-way to ease traffic. Comments (10)

Dangerous Atlantic intersection to get overhaul

Prospect Heights: City says the busy three-way intersection between Prospect Heights and Clinton Hill will be safer for pedestrians once the work is completed. Comments (12)

Judge throws out lawsuit in Vespa mom’s crash death

Clinton Hill: A federal judge threw out a $10-million lawsuit against the federal agent who struck and killed a woman in a July, 2010 crash, ruling that evidence shows the Vespa-riding mother of three was at fault. Comments (3)

Cop injured, another reprimanded in Kensington car-hood ride gone wrong

Kensington: The officer thrown from the hood of the patrol car could still be punished. Comments (12)

Unhappy hour: Car crashes into front of Cobble Hill pub

Cobble Hill: The driver was the only one injured, which a worker at the watering hole said is miraculous. Comments (8)
Kensington: An officer said the man who died caused the crash when he had a heart attack and lost control of his vehicle. Comments (1)

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