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08.05.14 Bucky Turco

Every afternoon during the week, like clockwork, a cacophony of horns start to honk incessantly and permeate our Hell’s Kitchen office as vehicles comes to a standstill for several blocks at West 44th Street and 11th Avenue. The majority of the drivers are New Jersey commuters darting for the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel. Cars, […]

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Sophie Weiner

Over the weekend, members of street safety group Right of Way commemorated pedestrians and bicyclists who had died from traffic collisions by putting up spray-painted stencils all around the city. The stencils were created by Robyn Hasty — a pair of wings surrounded by roses. Below the design, the group and families of victims added the name of the […]

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Sophie Weiner

Using the same FOIL request that gave us information on every taxi ride from 2013, I Quant NY‘s Ben Wellington bring us some more helpful data analysis. Behold, the best and worst times of the day for traffic in New York. Wellington found that, strangely, there isn’t a real rush hour in the city. Instead, the average speed […]

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07.25.14 Marina Galperina

“I was sitting in traffic when all of a sudden a taxi jumped on the sidewalk,” writes YouTube dash-cam fan NY DashCams about his or her only video. Watch as a taxi driver decides to circumvent a traffic jam by brazenly driving down the sidewalk, getting stuck, trying to turn a corner, and getting stuck some more. […]

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06.09.14 Marina Galperina

The giant pothole in the middle of the Hart St and Knickerbocker Ave intersection in Bushwick has been “fixed.” This bright yellow El Especialito newspaper box was creatively placed into the hole to warn drivers of the obstacle (by replacing it with a more noticeable one). The hole was big enough to partially submerge the […]

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06.05.14 Marina Galperina

Jose Duran, the truck driver who died yesterday after a dislodged manhole cover crashed through his windshield in the Bronx, was the 100th victim of traffic incidents, according to tallies kept by the WNYC. Their stats count half of the victims killed to be pedestrian. Five were bicyclists. It’s difficult to tell whether Mayor Bill de […]

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03.11.14 Andy Cush

The NYPD’s ill-advised bid to issue more jaywalking tickets as a safety measure after a spat of traffic deaths on the Upper West Side isn’t going so well. As Streetsblog reports, cops cited pedestrians on New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law Section 1152, legislation that’s superseded by city law, and sent them to criminal court, […]

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02.21.14 Bucky Turco

In the spirit of the New York Post’s traffic exclusive on CBS‘ traffic exclusive, here’s ours. These photo were taken about an hour ago on West 57th Street in front of CBS headquarters, which apparently is a a hotbed of unlawful traffic activity. CBS employee proceeds to jaywalk after cab pulls illegal U-turn. This SUV […]

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01.20.14 Andy Cush

For their latest action, the safe streets advocacy group Right of Way created stenciled tributes to seven senior citizens who were killed by drivers in the last half year. The group spray painted chalk outlines on the streets where the deaths occurred, as well as text that echoes the NYPD’s mantra for incidents in which […]

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07.10.13 Andy Cush

As long as you stay off the highway, you’re more likely to get a ticket for riding your bike on the sidewalk in New York than you are for speeding in a car. That’s despite the fact that speeding is the most common cause of traffic-related deaths in NYC, with 81 fatal crashes in 2012, […]

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