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Where the Speed Cameras Are

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Officials won’t say where they’ve placed 51 speed cameras in New York City. But based on where and when tickets were issued, we found them -- and figured out how effective they've been.

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WNYC News

Do Speed Cameras Make Streets Safer or Just Rake in Millions? Yes.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Officials won't say where they've placed NYC's controversial speed cameras, but we found out and mapped them.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

BL Weekend: Neuroscience Pioneer; Congestion Pricing; Middle East Unrest

Friday, February 20, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Neuroscience Pioneer (First) | Congestion Pricing (Starts at (20:52) | Middle East Unrest (Starts at 50:51)
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Are You a 'More-Aware' Pedestrian?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

265 people died in traffic crashes in New York City last year. Has awareness of traffic fatalities changed the way you walk, drive, or bike in town?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

David Axelrod; NYC Accents; Living Cancer

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

David Axelrod joins us to talk about his career in politics. Plus: how doctors give cancer patients information; the best NYC accents; your pedestrian behavior; and more.

The Brian Lehrer Show

How Vision Zero Changed Your Intersection

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The city has redesigned 50 dangerous streets and intersections in the last year as part of the Vision Zero program. We check in on how they changed and the program's first year.

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WNYC News

City Officials Assess Vision Zero, One Year In

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

As city officials tout the first year of traffic safety improvements under Vision Zero, they say there is room for improvement.

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New Sounds

John Barleycorn & Other Folksongs

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Hear new versions of old English folksongs, with several dramatic takes of the traditional English song "John Barleycorn (Must Die),"plus the traditional song "Little Margaret," & more.

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WNYC News

When It Comes to Red Light Cameras, NJ's Numbers Don't Add Up

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Red light cameras across New Jersey have gone dark for now. Local officials across the state want to bring them back, but Trenton's past fumbling of the program could doom its future.

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Transportation Nation

City to Fast-Track Installation of Accessible Pedestrian Signals

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The City Council has approved a bill that will triple the number per year of new traffic signals designed to assist the visually impaired.
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Transportation Nation

AAA Lashes Out Against D.C. Congestion Plan

Monday, June 30, 2014

WAMU

The AAA is vehemently opposed to a plan that improves walking, biking, and transit in the D.C. region because it "ratchets up the District's hostility to motorists to a fevered pitch."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

In The Thick Of It

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Aneesh Chopra, the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer, talks about innovation in federal government and what we can learn from healthcare.gov. Plus: Mary Beth Kelly of Familes for Safe Streets on how to reduce traffic fatalities. We’ll hear from WNYC’s team leaders on the Clock Your Sleep project. Plus: Armando Iannucci, creator of “Veep” and “The Thick Of It”, on satire of government.

WNYC News

Cops Crack Down on Illegal Motorbiking

Sunday, March 09, 2014

WNYC

With the coming warmer weather, the NYPD anticipates a surge of illegal two- and three-wheeled motorbike activity on city streets and is taking steps to remove them.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Should Emergency Vehicles Drive in Non-Emergency Situations?

Monday, February 24, 2014

Mayor de Blasio's driver and security detail have been caught speeding and running through stop signs days after the mayor announced a traffic safety initiative called "Vision Zero." Murray WeissDNAinfo columnist and criminal justice editor, talks about emergency vehicles, public officials and traffic laws.

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Transportation Nation

New York's Scariest Streets for Pedestrians

Thursday, February 06, 2014

A new report finds that Broadway in Manhattan is New York City's deadliest street for pedestrians.

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Transportation Nation

11 Traffic Deaths In 15 Days, de Blasio Vows to Take Action

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Speaking outside a Queens school where an eight-year-old boy was recently struck down by a truck, Bill de Blasio says New York City will take immediate steps to stem traffic fatalities.

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Transportation Nation

D.C. Extends Warning Period For New Traffic Cameras

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

WAMU

Police in D.C. are extending the warning period for more than 100 new traffic safety cameras before issuing real tickets to violators.

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WNYC News

On His Way Out, Bloomberg Renames City Streets

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Subhi Widdi Way, Ariel Russo Place and Hermena Rowe Street are among the newest streets re-baptized by the mayor on the eve of his departure.

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New Sounds

John Barleycorn & Other Folksongs

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hear new versions of old English folksongs on this New Sounds.  Listen to several dramatic takes of the traditional English song "John Barleycorn (Must Die)," which might be as old as the 1300's, and was popularized by the band Traffic. The song tells the story of the grain from planting to harvest and beyond, including the making of sweet ale. There's also the traditional tune that tells the adulterous tale of "Matty Groves," also known as "Little Musgrave."

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