Volunteer Opportunity: Million-Mile Parking Study

How many miles do New Yorkers drive each year just circling the block for parking? It’s in the hundreds of millions. Transportation Alternatives needs volunteers on bikes to help “cruise” for parking at four locations along Columbus Avenue, where they’ll collect the amount of time it takes to find an open parking space. The data will help them calculate the total number of cruising miles in NYC, and help the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District in its push for parking reform in NYC. It’s simple stuff, and a great way to help Transportation Alternatives on two wheels. Join them for an evening survey session, and watch this study make headlines.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Million-Mile Parking Study

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How many miles do New Yorkers drive each year just circling the block for parking? It’s in the hundreds of millions. Transportation Alternatives needs volunteers on bikes to help "cruise" for parking at four locations along Columbus Avenue, where they’ll collect the amount of time it takes to find an open parking space. The data […]

Majority Favor Extending Columbus Bike Lane, But CB 7 Fails to Advance It

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Despite a strong majority who turned out to support safer streets on the Upper West Side and conclusive evidence that pedestrian injuries have dropped thanks to the Columbus Avenue protected bike lane, Manhattan Community Board 7’s transportation committee failed to advance a resolution to extend the Columbus redesign beyond its current one-mile stretch between 77th and 96th Streets. […]

West Side Study Offers Lots of Little Improvements, No Transformations

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The Department of Transportation has completed a multi-year transportation study of the Upper West Side, and Wednesday night the agency walked local residents through the many proposed changes [PDF]. The suggestions for the area between 55th and 86th Streets, west of Central Park, include a number of valuable intersection-level improvements to pedestrian safety, but left […]