January 24, 2021

City Council Hits Brakes On Plans For Bicycle Playground

Plans to build a bicycle playground at Concord Community Park faced resistance Tuesday night from the City Council, which chose to postpone a vote on the proposal until a future meeting.

Council members focused on the possible operating and maintenance costs of the project, which would be built and paid for by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority through its Street Smarts Diablo program, as well as impacts near its proposed location on Cowell Road.

The CCTA is proposing what it described as a “miniature street-scape” within the park with bicycle-sized “roads,” scaled-down signals and traffic signs and other markings to help would-be riders learn how to navigate busy pathways and roadways.


The bicycle playground might end up going to another city, though, unless the council members get on board with Concord Community Park as the location.

Council members asked if other parks in the city were better options for the

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“Forget Crossing Through The City By Car”

In the first major interview since her re-election as Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo told Le Parisien that her manifesto promise to crack down on motoring in the French capital would be kept.

“We must forget the crossing of Paris from east to west by car,” she told the daily newspaper.

‘The city needs to evolve,” she added.

Comfortably re-elected in June for a second term, she said she intends to create permanent curb-protected cycleways and expand the number of lockdown cycleways, known in French as “coronapistes.” At an urban planning conference later this month she also plans to reveal plans on restricting petrol-powered motoring on the usually car-clogged highways on the upper quays of the Seine.

Paris created 45 kilometers of coronapistes during lockdown, and now a further

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Kansas City police in standoff with suspects on Tracy Ave.

Kansas City police were in a standoff with two men suspected of breaking into a residence Friday afternoon in the 4500 block of Tracy Avenue.

According to Sgt. Jake Becchina, a police spokesperson, officers were called just after 2 p.m. after a woman inside her residence said she saw two unknown men walk up the back stairs and attempt to break into the upstairs residence, which was unoccupied.

Officers responded to the duplex and got the woman and her fiance out of the building.

Just a few minutes before the break in was reported, a woman was shot inside a vehicle at Brush Creek Boulevard and Troost Avenue, a few blocks away, Becchina said. Her injuries didn’t appear to be life-threatening, he said.

Becchina said police do not know whether the two men inside the residence on Tracy were connected to the shooting as they have refused to come out.

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Baltimore City transportation employee stored, sold personal items out of city facility

A Baltimore City Department of Transportation employee stored personal items inside a department facility and then sold them, according to a report by the Office of the Inspector General.



a close up of a sign: Baltimore City Department of Transportation


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Baltimore City Department of Transportation

The city agency said in the report issued Wednesday that it started investigating after receiving a complaint. While investigating, the inspector general said, the office found furniture, a slot machine, a bench press and weights, among other items inside a DOT facility. The items were sold online and photographed in the hallways of the facility, the report said, and the placement of furniture violated Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations.

Some DOT employees didn’t know the city’s property disposal process when handling surplus items from closed buildings, the report found.

A supervisor who was involved and the alleged employee were disciplined, according to an attached memo

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Spanish Fork City planning officials outline transportation plan revisions | Spanish Fork News

The Spanish Fork City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve revisions to the city’s Transportation Master Plan that include improving the trail system and installing roundabouts to reduce traffic on crowded city roads.

City officials prepared the transportation plan revisions in order to “provide improvement recommendations that will accommodate the City’s growth and maintain the current level of service,” Spanish Fork Public Works Director Chris Thompson wrote in a memo released Sept. 30.

The plan includes a “completed assessment of existing roadway classifications and level of service” and recommendations for “roadway functional classifications, number of lanes, intersection improvements, and right-of-way required to accommodate future traffic in the year 2050.”

Additionally, the revisions include recommendations for “alternative modes of transportation throughout the City including bike lanes, shared use trails, car pooling, park-and-ride lots, local Utah Transit Authority (UTA) bus routes, bus rapid transit, and commuter rail transit,” according to the memo.

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Manhattan Bicycle Accident Lawyer Update New York City Bicycle Injuries During COVID-19

Jonathan C. Reiter, a New York City based injury lawyer, helps understand the law.

Manhattan Bicycle Accident Lawyer Update New York City Bicycle Injuries During COVID-19

"Bicyclists and E-bike riders can be injured in accidents as well as cause collisions with pedestrians. Bicyclists that are “doored” by vehicles can be seriously injured. E-bike riders who go down streets the wrong way can blind-side pedestrians. We can obtain substantial compensation for whoever is seriously injured due to a bicycle accident or E-Bike collisions." Jonathan C. Reiter NYC bicycle accident lawyer.
“Bicyclists and E-bike riders can be injured in accidents as well as cause collisions with pedestrians. Bicyclists that are “doored” by vehicles can be seriously injured. E-bike riders who go down streets the wrong way can blind-side pedestrians. We can obtain substantial compensation for whoever is seriously injured due to a bicycle accident or E-Bike collisions.” Jonathan C. Reiter NYC bicycle accident lawyer.
“Bicyclists and E-bike riders can be injured in accidents as well as cause collisions with pedestrians. Bicyclists that are “doored” by vehicles can be seriously injured. E-bike riders who go down streets the wrong way can blind-side pedestrians. We can obtain substantial compensation for whoever is seriously injured due to a bicycle accident or E-Bike collisions.” Jonathan C. Reiter NYC bicycle
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Carvana Revs up Car Buying in the Motor City with Country’s Newest Car Vending Machine

Leading Auto Retailer Carvana Opens 26th Car Vending Machine in the U.S.

Today Carvana (NYSE: CVNA), a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, launched its newest Car Vending Machine in Detroit. The brick and glass structure stands eight stories tall with a 27-vehicle capacity, offering car buyers in the area an entirely New Way To Buy A Car®. In as little as five minutes, customers can shop an inventory of more than 20,000 vehicles, finance, purchase, trade in, and schedule as-soon-as-next-day pick up at the new Detroit Car Vending Machine. Area customers may also choose touchless home delivery.

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Carvana has launched its newest Car Vending Machine in Detroit. The brick and glass structure stands eight stories tall with a 27-vehicle capacity, offering car buyers in Motor City an entirely New Way To Buy A Car®. (Photo:

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City of Chicago drops charge against Mia Wright after violent arrest outside Brickyard Mall

A misdemeanor charge has been dropped against a woman who says she was left partially blind earlier this year when Chicago police officers smashed through a car’s windows to drag her out by the hair in a video-recorded encounter outside the Brickyard Mall.

City officials moved to dismiss the disorderly conduct charge against Mia Wright on Monday, records show, nearly four months after the violent May 31 arrest.

Representatives for the city’s legal and police departments declined to comment on the decision — and they didn’t offer an explanation to Wright, either, according to her lawyer.

“I think this one speaks for itself,” attorney Nenye Uche said Tuesday alongside Wright. “Watching the video, assessing and evaluating the entire circumstance — it’s obvious that it’s baseless.”

Bystanders recorded as police used batons to smash the windows of Wright’s cousin’s car outside the Northwest Side mall. An officer grabbed Wright’s hair, which

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