NYC Department of Transportation

(Credit: CBS 2)

Anti-Distraction Apps Work To Keep Pedestrians Alert

New anti-distraction apps are taking safety up a notch and keeping pedestrians alert when out on busy streets.

10/21/2014

Muni-meter (DNAInfo.com)

Staten Island Councilman Eager To Buy You More Time At The Muni-Meter

City parking meters already offer a five-minute grace period. But now a city councilman wants to ease the mad dash for the meter at the end of the day by rounding up, in some cases, your final parking payment.

06/10/2014

FILE - A pothole (file/credit: Getty Images)

Pothole Patrol: Tri-State Area Is A Mess, But You Can Help Yourself

It’s pothole season and there are a lot of roads that make you cringe while driving. On Tuesday some of the more troubling spots in the Tri-State Area were examined.

01/29/2014

Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio speaks to supporters after winning on Nov. 5, 2013. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio Announces Five More Appointments To Administration

On the eve of his swearing-in, New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced five more high-level administration appointments.

12/31/2013

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, left, and Woodside residents display a homemade stop sign to signify their fight against the city DOT on Oct. 25, 2013. (Photo: CBS 2)

Queens Residents Gather To Put A ‘STOP’ To Speeding Cars In Woodside

There were calls for help Friday in Queens as residents asked the city to help put the brakes on speeding cars on a busy stretch in Woodside.

10/25/2013

A coffee vendor, in a dispute with the city Department of Transportation over the location of his cart, emerged victorious, after CBS 2 stepped in and got City Council Speaker Christine Quinn involved. (Photo: CBS 2)

Coffee Vendor Takes On NYC Over Disputed Cart Location — And Wins

A Brooklyn coffee vendor will be able to keep the same spot he’s manned for 16 years, all because CBS 2 shined the spotlight on an apparently arbitrary decision by the city Department of Transportation.

08/26/2013

An intersection in Park Slope, Brooklyn has residents concerned due to a high number of accidents. (Photo: Handout)

Exclusive: Dangerous Intersection In Park Slope Pits Residents Vs. DOT

There was a demand Friday from angry residents in Park Slope. They want Mayor Michael Bloomberg to stop focusing on bike lanes and do something about a dangerous intersection.

06/28/2013

Signs such as this went up in parts of NYC on May 20, 2013, spots where bike-share racks were installed, and within an extremely short period of time the NYPD was handing out pricey parking tickets. (Photo: CBS 2)

Shocking NYC Parking Ticket Blitz: $115 Fines For What Was Legal Minutes Before

Nobody likes getting parking ticket. But it’s especially infuriating when the rules are changed right before your eyes.

05/20/2013

Residents in one Brooklyn neighborhood say they have no idea a potential dangerous speed bump is coming because the warning sign is blocked by a tree. (Photo: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Gets Action In Case Of Troublesome Dyker Heights Speed Bump

“It’s an accident waiting to happen.” That was the word from residents along one Brooklyn block on Monday. They’re worried a newly installed speed bump does anything but make them safer.

05/13/2013

Queens City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer with Community Board No. 2 Chairman Joe Conley pushing for safety improvements in Long Island City - March 14, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

L.I.C. Community Leaders Call For Safety Improvements After Fatal Crash

In the wake of a curb-hopping crash that took the life of a teenager, locals are calling for studies and action on what they say are the dangerous roads around high schools and LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens.

03/14/2013

New York City Bicycle Deliverymen in Union Square - Jan. 31, 2013 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

New York City DOT Set To Crack Down Hard On Bicycle Delivery Riders

The New York City Department of Transportation has teamed up with Delivery.com to provide helmets, reflective vests, bells, and lights to 1,500 deliverymen citywide.

01/31/2013

Traffic in New York City - Jan. 23, 2013 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Council Members Still Awaiting Traffic Safety Info From DOT

Two members of the New York City Council say they are waiting for the city Department of Transportation to obey the law.

01/24/2013

A man bikes across the Brooklyn Bridge as Hurricane Sandy begins to affect the area on October 29, 2012. (credit:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Nation’s Largest Bike Share System To Launch In May 2013

The country’s largest bike sharing system will launch in New York City next spring.

12/07/2012

A "LOOK!" sticker is seen on a taxi in Manhattan - Sept. 25, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

NYC DOT, TLC Introduce ‘LOOK!’ Campaign For Taxi Riders

New York City officials are asking taxi passengers to look before they open their door because it could save a life.

09/25/2012

Rendering of "Silent Lights" (credit: Artist Build Collaborative)

Fundraiser Coming Up As BQE ‘Silent Lights’ Lighting Installation Nears Reality

Earlier this year, we told you about a proposal to light up a pedestrian area under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. Efforts to make the project a reality continue, but the people behind it need your help to get the job done.

09/18/2012

more