Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Department of Environmental Protection

Rally Wednesday for Tougher Idling Regs Near Schools

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Last week’s Chinatown disaster has prompted a good bit of discussion about idling vehicles. As it happens, two bills are wending their way through the City Council that would tighten idling restrictions and foster improved enforcement. A vote is expected tomorrow on Intro. 2007-631, which would reduce the maximum idling time from three minutes to […]

Enforcement Lags as Tour Bus Companies Flout Pollution Regs

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Comptroller William Thompson and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer want the city to enforce a law mandating that sightseeing buses reduce harmful emissions. Meanwhile, a citizen group called "Tour Buses No — Tourists Yes" also wants the buses off residential streets. In separate letters issued this month to the Department of Environmental Protection, Thompson and […]

DOT Unveils Short-Term Ped Fixes Near Brooklyn Traffic Hub

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A sidewalk addition will keep traffic from turning onto Hanson Place from Flatbush and Fourth Avenue. Streets near the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the LIRR’s Atlantic Terminal are set to receive a basket of pedestrian improvements that may get underway as soon as November. Speaking last night to the CB2 transportation committee and about […]

A Citywide Prescription for Livable Streets

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"Streets to Live By" marshals data from several cities to make the case for investing in livable streets in New York. Today Transportation Alternatives released "Streets to Live By" [PDF], the report previewed last week in the Observer. It seeks to define what makes a street livable and to synthesize a broad range of data, […]