I was only vaguely aware of Iris Weinshall before all this bike lane business; I certainly didn’t realize she was Chuck Schumer’s wife. In a strange way, Prospect Park West has done more to make Iris Weinshall a household name in transportation circles than her work as DOT commissioner ever did. How about that for a legacy?
In March, trying to portray the lawsuit as an exercise in ‘good government’ litigation, Walden goes on the air and tells NPR listeners that Iris Weinshall is not suing the city. Then this summer, when Streetsblog requests Iris Weinshall’s emails via freedom of information law, hundreds of them are off-limits because Weinshall is a Gibson Dunn client.