Car Ownership Cost Calculator

The Volvo has stolen $214,177.23 from our son’s college education. 

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New York’s Car Ownership Rate Is on The Rise

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Car-free households broken down by Assembly district. Red areas indicate where car ownership has gone up, blue areas where it has decreased. Click on each district for more information. Fewer New Yorkers are driving to work than they did a decade ago, according to Census data Streetsblog reported on last December. But that same data […]

Levine’s Car2Go Bill Needs Cold Hard Data on Company’s Traffic Impact

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This afternoon, Council Member Mark Levine will introduce a bill [PDF 1, 2] requiring DOT to give car-share companies designated on-street parking spaces, potentially for a price. Guaranteed parking would boost car sharing, Levine says, and reduce car ownership. Trouble is, there’s not much data to say whether or not car-share in New York is reducing vehicle ownership or just encouraging more driving. […]

City Planning Promotes Car-Sharing, But Will It Reduce Driving?

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Car-sharing is already a part of New York’s transportation system, but new DCP regulations could allow it to spread much faster. Graphic: WSJ Last week the Department of City Planning announced an initiative to promote car-sharing in New York City. The new zoning amendments remove some of the uncertainty for car-share companies by spelling out […]

Hoboken Launches First Citywide Car-Sharing Program in U.S.

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Today marks the launch of what Hoboken officials are calling the first citywide car-sharing initiative in the country, with 42 shared cars parked on the streets of the mile-square city. The "Corner Cars" program, which is intended to reduce car-ownership rates, could provide a model for expanding car-sharing across the Hudson. What happens in Hoboken […]

Weisbrod and Kimball Tie Their Own Hands on Parking Reform

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Reducing the amount of parking in new development promises to make housing more affordable and curb traffic congestion, but it hasn’t gained much traction in Bill de Blasio’s first months at City Hall, despite the mayor’s ambitious promises to ease the housing crunch. Today, two top city officials explained why, unlike their counterparts in more […]