Tag: Buses

Streets Where Cars Aren’t Welcome

Weather: A mostly sunny day, with a high in the lower 50s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Thursday (Thanksgiving). ImageCredit…Jeenah Moon for The New York Times Mayor de Blasio’s administration has a new plan to create a pedestrian zone in a part of Manhattan that is regularly congested during the holidays: the streets around Rockefeller […]

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Why 250 Miles of Bike Lanes Are Being Built

Weather: Cloudy with a chance of light rain and a high in the low 60s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Friday (All Saints Day). ImageCredit…Shravya Kag for The New York Times New York was never exactly laid out as bike-friendly city. “Our streets have been really poorly planned in a piecemeal fashion,” Corey Johnson, the […]

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After Spike in Deaths, New York to Get 250 Miles of Protected Bike Lanes

Riding a bicycle in New York City is often a harrowing journey across a patchwork of bike lanes that leave cyclists vulnerable to cars. The dangers came into focus this year after 25 cyclists were killed on city streets — the highest toll in two decades. The spike in deaths has set off criticism that […]

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Bus Near Saudi Holy City of Mecca Crashes, Killing 35 People

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Authorities in Saudi Arabia say 35 pilgrims have been killed in a bus crash near the Muslim holy city of Mecca. The state-run Saudi Press Agency reported Thursday that four others were injured in the crash. The agency, quoting police in Saudi Arabia’s Medina province, said the crash happened around […]

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Cars All but Banned on One of Manhattan’s Busiest Streets

New York City has been steadily taking space away from cars since the first pedestrian plazas were carved out of the asphalt streetscape more than a decade ago. Roads that were once the exclusive domain of cars have been squeezed to make way for bike and bus-only lanes. Precious parking spots have been turned into […]

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Most Cars Are Banned on 14th Street Starting Today

Weather: Showers are likely, with a much cooler high in the upper 50s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Wednesday (Yom Kippur). ImageOn 14th Street yesterday. CreditNatalie Keyssar for The New York Times New York had a plan to speed up buses and ban most cars on 14th Street, one of Manhattan’s busiest east-west arteries. Nearby residents […]

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Lyft’s app now shows nearby bike, scooter, subway, bus, and walking options

Lyft continues to forge ahead in its effort to become a one-stop transportation hub. A week after the company added protected scooter- and bike-friendly routes to its mobile app, it today took the wraps off a revamped experience that spotlights bike, shared ride, scooter, subway, bus, and walking options in cities around the U.S. Once […]

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New York’s Hottest Makeup Counter: The Port Authority Bathroom

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Lipstick in hand, women stand propped beside the counter. Every mirror is taken as mascara, eyeliner and the occasional curling iron are pulled from bags. “How you doing, my ladies?” a singsong voice asks. Sephora? A makeup counter at […]

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Why Plan to Ban Most Cars on 14th Street Has Stalled (Again)

Weather: Expect sunshine with a high in the upper 80s. Tomorrow could bring heavy rain and flash floods. Alternate-side parking: Suspended through tomorrow for Eid al-Adha. ImageCreditHiroko Masuike/The New York Times The ambitious but contentious plan to improve bus traffic by banning nearly all cars on one of Manhattan’s most congested thoroughfares was supposed to […]

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Radical Traffic Experiment in N.Y.C.: Cars All but Banned on Major Street

New York City officials have carved out plazas for pedestrians in the middle of Broadway, a storied street where cars have ferried V.I.P.s in ticker-tape parades. They have taken away more and more traffic lanes and parking spots to make room for bikes and buses. Now, officials are taking their biggest step yet in making […]

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Uber Wants to Sell You Train Tickets. And Be Your Bus Service, Too.

DENVER — When Julia Ellis arrives at a train station in a Denver suburb to go to work, she opens her Uber app. Next to the ride-hailing options, she taps a train icon marked “Transit.” The click buys her a ticket for Denver’s public transit system, the Regional Transportation District. Ms. Ellis said she had […]

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9 Cities Where Public Transit Offers Eye-Popping Views

Many tourists ride the free Staten Island Ferry just to see the skyline and the Statue of Liberty, but New York isn’t the only place where public transportation provides outstanding vistas. In many major cities across the world, sublime views can be had for as little as a one-way commuter fare. And you’ll get the […]

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Overlooked No More: Georgia Gilmore, Who Fed and Funded the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. By Klancy Miller It took all of Georgia Gilmore’s willpower not to explode at the driver of the crowded bus in Montgomery, Ala., one Friday afternoon in October 1955. She had just boarded and dropped her […]

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34 Afghan Civilians Killed as Bus Hits Roadside Bomb

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — A civilian bus in western Afghanistan hit a roadside bomb early Wednesday, leaving at least 34 passengers dead and more than a dozen injured, Afghan officials said. The attack, in the Balaboluk district of restive Farah Province, was the latest involving mass civilian casualties in a spiraling war that the United Nations […]

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The Myth That Busing Failed

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher The first Democratic debate brought renewed attention to busing as a tool of school desegregation. We spoke to a colleague about what the conversation has been missing. [For an exclusive look at how the biggest stories […]

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Fewer Cars on 14th Street? Not Just Yet

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Monday. A rare copy of the Declaration of Independence is on display through tomorrow at the New York Public Library’s main branch in Manhattan. This is a handwritten copy by Thomas Jefferson, who “underlined the words and passages that were excised from the […]

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New York Had a Plan to Speed Up Buses. A Judge Just Blocked It.

New York City was prepared to impose a major transportation plan on Monday to tackle gridlock — it was going to severely restrict cars along 14th Street, one of Manhattan’s busiest crosstown routes. But the city’s plans were thwarted on Friday when a judge temporarily blocked the restrictions after residents and block associations in the […]

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