NYC Testing New Technology Aimed At Reducing Traffic Congestion

July 19, 2011

It’s called Midtown in Motion, a new traffic management system using microwave sensors, video cameras and EZ pass readers to spot heavy congestion in a test area. Transportation commissioner Janette Sadik Kahn says when traffic is at a standstill, lights can be changed at the press of a button at the city’s Traffic Management Center. “Our traffic engineers actually have the tools they need to identify a problem and to respond in real-time,” said Kahn. Engineers have access to video feeds and high-tech sensors from 2nd to 6th avenues between 42nd and 57th streets.
traffic1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks reports: Traffic Jams Cleared At The Touch Of A Button.  While the system is good, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says it’s not perfect. “I don’t want anybody to think that starting tomorrow morning, there will never be another traffic jam,” he said.  The federal government is picking up more than a third of the $1.6 million price tag. If it works, the system could be in place city-wide by 2013. {CBS/Matzav and image via my world shots}
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from wilson street: best way to avoid traffic is not to drive. ever.


I got hit by a car tonight on my bike

May 31, 2009

pissed. and black and blue. damn cops were suspicious of a dude that didn’t want to go to a hospital. they arbitrarily started making stuff up about a ticket. they don’t like a guy who doesn’t trust the system

told the guy who hit me that I was fine… but he called an ambulance. the ambulance said I had high blood pressure… well duh!!! I hate the Poughkeepsie police. they don’t like young looking men because Vassar college is here.

the thing that really angers me is I was nice enough after getting hit by a car to drop all accusations even though the guy didn’t look for traffic. I assumed if I was cool they would leave me be. they were punitive to someone who doesn’t accuse. I’m thinking about fighting this. the actual ticket is $25, but they had a lot of nerve after I had just been hit by a car. sad the way they kept on changing their accusation. they claim I didn’t stop for the car. that wasn’t what I said and they weren’t there to see it. when I proved that they were wrong for giving me a ticket for that then they changed their accusation. they were determined to punish me for not going to a hospital. I should of just run after I got hit. believing in the traffic system in Poughkeepsie NY is a mistake.

one of the reasons I don’t have a license is I know what arbitrary jerks the cops are to young men in upstate NY. It is just easier not to drive. last time I had my license some young girl passed me on the right in a dangerous fashion and a cop car pulled me over and not the woman. once they pull you over illegally they look for reasons. in my case it turned out my parent’s car that I had been driving had been unregistered. my parents had been told it was registered by the used car salesman who gave me a drivers lesson from the driving school. but we can’t prove we had been deceived. at any rate I couldn’t afford to pay the ticket and my parents just decided it was better for me not to drive here even though I’m 35. that was why I bike around in the first place.


I got hit by a car tonight on my bike

May 31, 2009

pissed. and black and blue. damn cops were suspicious of a dude that didn’t want to go to a hospital. they arbitrarily started making stuff up about a ticket. they don’t like a guy who doesn’t trust the system

told the guy who hit me that I was fine… but he called an ambulance. the ambulance said I had high blood pressure… well duh!!! I hate the Poughkeepsie police. they don’t like young looking men because Vassar college is here.

the thing that really angers me is I was nice enough after getting hit by a car to drop all accusations even though the guy didn’t look for traffic. I assumed if I was cool they would leave me be. they were punitive to someone who doesn’t accuse. I’m thinking about fighting this. the actual ticket is $25, but they had a lot of nerve after I had just been hit by a car. sad the way they kept on changing their accusation. they claim I didn’t stop for the car. that wasn’t what I said and they weren’t there to see it. when I proved that they were wrong for giving me a ticket for that then they changed their accusation. they were determined to punish me for not going to a hospital. I should of just run after I got hit. believing in the traffic system in Poughkeepsie NY is a mistake.

one of the reasons I don’t have a license is I know what arbitrary jerks the cops are to young men in upstate NY. It is just easier not to drive. last time I had my license some young girl passed me on the right in a dangerous fashion and a cop car pulled me over and not the woman. once they pull you over illegally they look for reasons. in my case it turned out my parent’s car that I had been driving had been unregistered. my parents had been told it was registered by the used car salesman who gave me a drivers lesson from the driving school. but we can’t prove we had been deceived. at any rate I couldn’t afford to pay the ticket and my parents just decided it was better for me not to drive here even though I’m 35. that was why I bike around in the first place.