Keegan Stephan of Right of Way testified at City Council hearings and town hall meetings, turning up the heat on elected officials to make drivers obey traffic laws and hold them accountable for harms they cause by violating them. Right of Way is hoping to raise $25,000 by Christmas to finance their activities in 2014.
On Sunday, October 13th, street justice activists with Right of Way cycled more than 50 miles, through 4 boroughs, to stencil 8 sites where children younger than 8 have been killed by automobile this year. In 5 of these cases, the NYPD has not filed any charges. In one, the NYPD charged the driver only with leaving the scene but not with any crime connected with the child’s death. In only two was the driver charged with any substantial offense: in one, the driver was fleeing police in a high-speed chase; in the other, the driver was DUI. Ride covered by the Daily News
A bike corral, newly installed by the DOT on Avenue B. Mosey on up and tie up your steed.
Ride for the Separation of Bike and Bank
I caught up with Ben Shepard and the rest of the Time’s Up crew in the middle of another absurd bit of street theater. Here I caught the merry gang as they gathered in front of ABC No Rio on Rivington Street.
Political Weddings & Divorces, Funerals and Family Sagas – Account of the day’s event on Ben Shepard’s blog.