Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 6 to 8pm:"Residential Parking Strategies for Reducing Car Use in NYC"Special Guest: Jeffrey Otto, Citizens Housing & Planning Council Auto-Free NY has been holding FREE monthly meetings, featuring a wide variety of guest speakers, since its founding in February, 1989. Usually held in lower Manhattan, they are free, open to the […]
Transportation Alternatives issued a new study by transportation consultant Bruce Schaller today called Traffic Information in NYC (PDF file). The report, according to T.A., "uncovers large gaps in what is known about traffic and transportation in New York City." "The City," says Schaller, "is not collecting the basic information necessary to redress current gridlock, much […]
Today’s Times Select, a subscriber-only web site, has published a lengthy manifesto on New York City traffic and transportation by Carolyn Curiel. It urges Mayor Bloomberg to listen to the ideas being generated by the Citywide Coalition for Traffic Relief, and suggests that his legacy depends on it. Increasingly, one gets the sense that the […]
Under the Ravitch Plan, driving into Manhattan over the Third Avenue Bridge will be a relative bargain for Richard Brodsky’s Westchester constituents. It’s easy to dismiss City Councilmembers Lew Fidler and Peter Vallone, Jr. as transportation troglodytes. They’ve led the pushback against bridge tolls — most recently at the City Council hearing this week on […]
COVID-19 underscores that closing streets to traffic and enhancing amenities in the crowded core will be vital to the survival of urban America.
It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Instead of going back to the old New York, choked with pollution and cars that don't move, we can decide what kind of city we want. Change the streets and change the city.