NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — If you ask drivers, many will tell you it’s become chaos in New York city because of miles and miles of bike lanes popping up in recent years.
The Department of Transportation installed more than 60 miles of dedicated cycling space last year, the most of any year to date.
“It’s impossible to drive,” one driver tells CBS2’s Emily Smith. “It makes it very difficult.”
“I don’t know how they every are going to rectify it,” another driver said.
Statistics show over the last five years, the average speed in Manhattan below 60th Street has decreased from over nine miles an hour to about eight miles an hour.
DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg addressed the issued at a recent press conference.
“I will give you stats,” Trottenberg said. “Cycling has increased dramatically in New York City. And look, there’s always in a very congested city going to be a lively debate how we allocate our street space.”
CBS2’s requests to ask the commissioner additional questions — both in person and over the phone — were declined.
The DOT’s website states that studies show a double digit increase in volume of 59 percent after implementation of the lanes, but that was information from 2014 before many more miles of cycling lanes were added.
Trottenberg also said recent data shows traffic isn’t getting worse in NYC.
“When we look at our traffic studies we see at best we keep traffic neutral, sometimes better,” she said at Tuesday’s press conference.
When pressed for specific studies showing more drivers aren’t on the roads, the DOT referred CBS2 to their website.
Drivers say they’re not convinced.
“It’s the worst ever,” Danny Quinn tells CBS2. “The city these days, it’s the worst driving around.”
A lot of street real estate has been given up on the promise that bike lanes would be heavily used. At some point, New Yorkers would like to see the evidence that it was — and remains — a good bet.
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Scientists have recently confirmed that a unique species of monitor lizard, initially described in the early 19th century, is still alive and well on the island of New Ireland in northern Papua New Guinea. It is said to be “the only large-growing animal endemic to the island that has survived until modern times.”
The royal couple’s French lawyer Jean Veil made the request to the court on Tuesday, the first day of the trial taking place in Nanterre, France.
Six defendants are on trial, including photographers Cyril Moreau and Dominique Jacovides, but Kate and Will are requesting that the French tabloid Closer pay the entirety of the amount. They are also requesting 42K pounds (about $54K) to be paid by La Provence for similar photos printed that censored the nudity.
Though the pair were not present for the trial, Prince William did release a statement, which was read during the proceedings. It said in part:
“In September 2012, my wife and I thought that we could go to France for a few days in a secluded villa owned by a member of my family, and thus enjoy our privacy. We know France and the French and we know that they are, in principle, respectful of private life, including that of their guests. The clandestine way in which these photographs were taken was particularly shocking to us as it breached our privacy.”
Lay that smackdown, Will!
The 34-year-old further stated that he and Kate “never consented to any pictures other than official ones” and both were looking to “become King and Queen of England,” which “comes with obligations.”
When the photos were first published nearly five years ago, the royals also issued a statement slamming their publication, saying:
“The incident is reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, and all the more upsetting to the Duke and Duchess for being so. Their Royal Highnesses had every expectation of privacy in the remote house. It is unthinkable that anyone should take such photographs, let alone publish them.”
We have a feeling their Royal Highnesses will win this one!
“One of the things we didn’t get right was the mix between the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus,” said Cook. “Demand was much stronger towards the iPhone 7 Plus than we expected.” Apple’s misestimation of the popularity of the iPhone 7 Plus led to some shortages of the bigger-screened device during the December quarter.
Apple sold the highest number of Plus models in the first half of fiscal 2017 than ever before, higher than the iPhone 6 and 6s lineups. Cook says it took Apple a while to “bring the iPhone 7 Plus into balance,” something that occurred early in the second quarter.
According to Cook, Apple learns from its mistakes. “Every time we launch something, we learn something, and we brush up our models and apply everything we learn for next time,” he said.
When asked by Extra how “everything is going” AKA how is everything going after her highly-publicized split from Carmelo Anthony, the 37-year-old was clearly ready to change the subject as fast as possible!
It’s always beneficial to switch up your exercises. You don’t want your body to get used to the workouts you’re doing because it’ll slow your results. Check out some of our glutes workouts that will help you reach your booty goals.
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4. Curtsy Lunges and Chair Kicks
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5. Leg Curls With Ball and Beard Plank Leg Lifts
After you get the hang of doing the leg curl on a ball, try doing a barbell glutes bridge, demonstrated here.
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6. Doggy Hydrants and Sumo Squats
Take the sumo squat up a notch by incorporating this move.
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7. Single-Leg Romanian Deadlifts and Glute Bridges
Take the single-leg bridge up a notch by doing this similar but more difficult move.
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8. Barbell Squats
There’s an endless amount of squat variations that will help build up your glutes. Switch it up with some of the variations in our squat challenge.
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Alton Sterling – in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to reports. Police said they were were responding to a call that someone who fit the description of Mr Sterling was illegally selling CDs and threatening people with a gun outside of a convenience store in July 2016. Bystanders’ video from the scene appeared to show two white officers on top of Mr Sterling arresting him.
Sources say a behind-the-scenes struggle over the language of President Trump's upcoming order on "religious liberty" pitted Vice President Pence and other religious conservatives against a moderate faction led by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.