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Alta Bicycle Share demo (credit: bikesharephiladelphia/Flickr)

Bike Share Program To Hit City Streets Next Summer

With the bike share program, DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan the city is reinventing the wheel by providing an affordable and 24-hour accessible transportation alternative.

09/14/2011

Borough Park traffic island

Exclusive: Victory! Dangerous Borough Park Traffic Island Removed By DOT

It was a rare mea culpa from the New York City Department of Transportation. On Tuesday it began jack-hammering traffic islands in Borough Park that blocked ambulances, fire trucks and other emergency vehicles.

08/23/2011

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NY Judge: Brooklyn Bike Lane In Prospect Park West Stays

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit that called for the removal of the Prospect Park West bike lanes, saying the statute of limitations had expired for a legal challenge to the lane.

08/17/2011

An example of a wayfinding map and walking radius (credit: DOT)

Ever Get Lost In New York City? No Worries, ‘Wayfinder’ System Coming Soon

The Department of Transportation is looking for a contractor to set up new sidewalk signs around key neighborhoods providing directions and walking times to nearby landmarks, transit stops, restaurants and businesses.

06/28/2011

Borough Park traffic island

Exclusive: NYC DOT To Remove Borough Park Traffic Islands

The Borough Park traffic islands that CBS 2 first told you about six months ago, the ones that caused such chaos, are apparently going to be removed.

05/31/2011

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Federal Stimulus Funds Pave The Way For Smoother NYC Streets

Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced Monday that the agency started using 12 new electric screeds that will reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions.

03/29/2011

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Department Of Transportation Declares War On Potholes

Since January, the DOT has filled about 85,000 potholes – about 30,000 more than the same period last year.

02/16/2011

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Markowitz: Advocacy Groups Distorted Bike Lane Data

The Brooklyn Borough President reacted angrily after a study by a neighborhood group found a huge discrepancy with the DOT on the use of bike lanes in Prospect Park West.

01/21/2011

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz speaks at the opening of the Beyonce Cosmetology Center at Phoenix House - Brooklyn, NY - Mar 5, 2010 - Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Brooklyn Borough President Sends Unique Holiday Card

It’s a holiday card with a message.

12/24/2010

Markowitz Christmas card

Brooklyn Boro Prez Carries Tune, Slams Mayor Over Bike Lanes

For the first time this holiday season, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is sending out Christmas cards with a message. It’s a message Mayor Michael Bloomberg might not like.

12/17/2010

Sadik-Khan demonstrates a speed detector in front of students (Photo/Stan Brooks)

Students Drive Home Anti-Speeding Campaign

NYC Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan joined students from P.S. 261 in Brooklyn to promote the city’s campaign to get drivers to slow down.

11/16/2010

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City Stepping Up Traffic Safety Efforts

The Department of Transportation announced the new initiative on Thursday and said that the efforts will create safer New York streets.

1010 WINS–10/21/2010

A cyclist makes his way down Broadway on the newly painted section called Broadway Boulevard in midtown Manhattan July 11, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC To Start Recording Accidents Between Bikes, Pedestrians

Pedestrians hit and injured by bicycle riders – it’s a statistic that no one kept. However, after CBS 2 exposed the gap in record-keeping, New York City is moving to fill in the blanks.

10/20/2010

Union Square Pedestrian Plaza (Photo/CBS 2)

City Completes Union Square Pedestrian Plaza

The next phase in the dramatic reshaping of New York City streets is complete with major changes on Broadway near Union Square.

09/22/2010

Stuart Gruskin (Photo/CBS 2)

Bike Accident Victim’s Wife Gets DOT Apology

The wife of bicycle accident victim — Stuart Gruskin — met with Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan Monday.

09/20/2010

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