Cars I - Who owns the streets?
New from the archives: The Price Of A Ticket: Racial Profiling and Highway Deaths in New Jersey. Co-authored with Michael Smith and published by Right Of Way, in 1999, this brief but compelling report defined and quantified the "collateral" damage of racial profiling by NJ State Police in terms of highway deaths: that by misplacing police attention from dangerous driving onto racially-motivated harassment of minority drivers, even when they were not driving dangerously, racial profiling made New Jersey highways less safe than they would have been if the police had concentrated their efforts on dangerous drivers without respect to skin color.
Traffic Justice: A Prospectus -- manifesto to liberate the streets (Dec. 2004). This 26-page proposal laid out lines of judicial, regulatory and cultural organizing for safer-streets advocates in New York City and across the U.S.
Killed By Automobile (PDF) -- Right Of Way's seminal analysis of traffic violence in NYC (1999). To our knowledge, the first systematic analysis of who is killing pedestrians in a major U.S. city (NYC), and how -- and with what (little) consequence. A powerful synthesis of statistics, compassion and outrage.
The Only Good Cyclist (PDF) -- RoW's 2000 sequel to "Killed By Automobile," focusing on cycling fatalities.
My 2nd Declaration on Critical Mass (PDF) -- detailed analysis juxtaposing NYC's suppression of cycling vs. drivers' free pass (Dec. 2004).
My 1st Declaration (PDF) -- Oct. 2004 precursor to Dec. 2004 declaration, above.
Police Must Release Reports On Major Bike Accidents, op-ed decrying NYPD's refusal to share its crash-investigation data with the public, "The Villager," July, 2011.
Silence = Death on Greenwich Street, op-ed on NYC DOT's inaction on vehicular endangerment of children, seniors and other pedestrians, "Downtown Express," June 2008.
My eulogy "For Rachel Fruchter", as reprinted in "Bike Culture," Dec. 1997.
From the archives: "Death in the Streets" -- my 1993 media analysis and cri de coeur from "Lies Of Our Times." This piece anticipated many of the arguments being made today by safer-streets advocates.