cycling, Spanish

Delivery cyclists on the “Boulevard of Death”

Translated from Annie Correal, “Repartidores en ‘Bulevar de la Muerte’” El Diario/La Prensa, August 13, 2009. Death of Mexican immigrant shows the level of danger in their work New York – Pablo Pasarán was run over last Saturday at the intersection of

Commentary, cycling, Paris

Shuddering to imagine

If you haven’t been following the unfolding story of the Prospect Park West bike lane, here’s a quick summary by Eric McClure of Park Slope Neighbors: A diverse group of residents and neighborhood advocates first raised the need to calm traffic on

Background, cycling, French, Paris

Bicycles will take over the Champs-Elysées

Translation of Michelon, Vincent. June 8, 2010. Le vélo colonisera les Champs-Elysées. Metrofrance.com. The bicycle plan, which envisions extensions of bicycle lanes, was passed on Tuesday by the Paris City Council. Four years from now, the Champs-Elysées will have two lanes reserved

Background, French, Kreyol

Planet Money on Haitian jitneys

Photo: Travis Fox Here’s a great Planet Money video where you get to see Adam Davidson figuring out why jitneys in Haiti are painted so vibrantly. However, I think there’s a mistranslation at 3:48 in the video. Driver Patrick Toulousma is translated

Background, Commentary, Queens, zoning

Report from the Zoning presentation

After tonight’s zoning presentation, I am fairly well satisfied that the current proposal is a good one. The existing zoning requires developers to build too many parking spaces, and the proposal would reduce those requirements as much as is feasible. I had