“Cops Arrest Unlicensed Driver Who Seriously Injured Teen Cyclist On Ocean Parkway” — Streetsblog

Sunday’s crash highlights the mayor’s failure in creating safe, car-free streets for kids to play — it’s inevitable that people will get hurt by speeding drivers on a throughfare like Ocean Parkway with six lanes of traffic and non-sequential lights, said attorney Steve Vaccaro. “This is the predictable result of the mayor refusing to allow […]


“NYPD Gives a Few Details of New ‘No Report’ Crash Policy” — Streetsblog

“Cops will try to get victims at the scene to minimize their injuries, or will simply attribute to them the false statement that they are not injured, as a way of avoiding having to do the work of making a report,” said Vaccaro, who is a Streetsblog advertiser. “But cops are already doing those things […]


“BREAKING: NYPD Will No Longer Respond to Minor Car Crashes” — Streetsblog

There is no question police officers spend far too much time attending to motorists who damage their vehicles or other people’s property through errors or recklessness. According to lawyer Steve Vaccaro, the time has long come for taxpayers to no longer play a role in how private property owners settle disputes of their own making. […]


“SHELTER IN PLACE: Cuomo Order Seems to Declare Bike Shops ‘Non-Essential’ Despite Cycling Surge” — Streetsblog

Lawyer Steve Vaccaro said Cuomo’s order will need to be clarified simply because it’s all over the place. “Cuomo specifically stated that delivery services, including food delivery, were essential services,” said Vaccaro (full disclosure: a Streetsblog advertiser). “He also deferred until later a question as to whether computer equipment repair should be considered essential … […]


“NYPD: We Will No Longer Target Grieving Cyclists after Crashes” — Streetsblog

At a forum on Thursday hosted by WNYC and Gothamist’s “We the Commuters” project, NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan announced that the department would no longer write summonses to cyclists in the wake of a driver killing a cyclist — a practice that has long been decried by the victims, especially in a year when 15 cyclists […]