Award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is Senior Editor for Politics & Policy for WNYC News. She has previously served as Metro Editor, Political Director, Director of Transportation Nation, and Senior Reporter.
(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) None of the following will be new to our readers. But it's interesting, in light of reporting that the New York City Mayor may not be backing Janette Sadik-Khan, that this memo comes today from Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson, an extremely smart and experienced politico pro (former Schumer aide, former Hillary Clinton aide) within the Bloomberg Administration, in response to a New York Magazine article (whose contents will also be no surprise to our regular readers, sniff.)
Would seem to indicate pretty strong support for JSK, which those familiar with the situation tell me is real, not manufactured.
UPDATE: Howard emails me he's been tweeting on this issue for a while @howiewolf.t...Here are a few:
From March 18: Will those who say bike lanes are "imposed" note this? CB6 trans committee unanimously endorsed modifications for PPW bike lane last night
From March 18: New Q Poll NYers support bike lanes by 15 points 54-39. Strong #s.
The City of New York
Office of the Mayor
New York, NY 10007
To: Interested Parties
From: Howard Wolfson
Subject: Bike Lanes
Date: March 21, 2011
In light of this week's New York magazine article about bike lanes I thought you might find the below useful.
o The bike lane on Columbus Avenue was amended after installation to increase parking at the community’s request.
o Bike lanes on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg and on Father Capodanno Blvd. in Staten Island were completely removed after listening to community input and making other network enhancements.