Category Archives: State Abuse

NYPD Talks A New Policy Towards Cyclists And Accidents

Too late to include in Alt-Wheels Notes #6. Just as well. This needs its own post. Twitter: And because the NYPD has justifiably created widespread skepticism, I put that video on YouTube: Chief Terence A. Monahan, NYPD Chief of Department … Continue reading

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Idiots “In Charge” Appease A Fellow Idiot To Legalize (Some) Alt-Wheels in NY

Apple Cored: E-Bike/E-Scooter Bill Move Closer to Reality, Thanks to Greenway, Manhattan Exemptions The new version of the bill specifically bars e-bikes and e-scooters from greenways, such as the Hudson River Greenway, the world’s most popular bike lane. Officials from … Continue reading

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New York City Fights The Future

Ooneepod is secure parking for Alt-Wheels in a custom-designed structure. Hundreds — perhaps thousands — of these are needed throughout the five boroughs if this city is to reduce carbon emissions, reduce traffic congestion, and give all New Yorkers a … Continue reading

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Hand-Wringing Political Temps Of NYC Fear eScooters

Electric Scooters Are Sweeping the Country. New York Says Not So Fast. Leaders in New York are reluctant to change the law and worry that scooters are too dangerous, especially in an increasingly congested Manhattan where cars, pedestrians and cyclists … Continue reading

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The Latest News About Legalizing Alt-Wheels In New York

What’s next for e-bikes? State Sen. Jessica Ramos and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic introduced legislation on Tuesday that would legalize e-bikes and e-scooters throughout the state. The legislation follows a measure in Cuomo’s proposed budget in January that would have amended … Continue reading

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Uber To Compete With Mass Transit. “Experts” Faint.

Uber wants to compete with public transit. These experts are horrified Try to imagine the island of Manhattan, and everyone taking the subway being in a rideshare. It just doesn’t function. What? What? What? Uber — and Lyft — aren’t … Continue reading

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New Power

Right-wing politics has a new secret weapon. Can the Left harness it? | Jeremy Heimans An interesting but, to me, insufficient explanation of how Trump got elected. The circumstances that led to Trump began in the 1960s. The world became … Continue reading

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Time To Grovel

February 4, 2019: Cuomo: State facing $2.3 billion shortfall February 7, 2019: De Blasio unveils $92.2 billion budget and warns of ‘tough choices’ as New York City faces big hit in tax revenue February 7, 2019: Facing budget shortfall, Cuomo … Continue reading

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iSpyPhone

Exclusive: UAE used cyber super-weapon to spy on iPhones of foes The ex-Raven operatives described Karma as a tool that could remotely grant access to iPhones simply by uploading phone numbers or email accounts into an automated targeting system. The … Continue reading

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NYC Needs Rental eScooters NOW. Transit Meltdown Ahead.

MTA finance panel gives nod to NYC congestion pricing as ‘attractive’ way to fund agency “Failure of the public transportation system is the single biggest threat to the continued livability and prosperity of the New York metropolitan region,” the report … Continue reading

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