RSVP Deadline for NYC Sustainability Initiative Talk on Thursday

Today is the RSVP Deadline for a talk at the APA by a senior policy advisor at the mayor’s sustainability initiative.

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“Do as We Say, Not as We Do” = No Model for Sustainability

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Traffic in Delhi and Atlanta. Notice which scene also includes bikes. Photos: Ri Co Fo To and silvrayn via Flickr Environmentally-conscious citizens of India aren’t alone in their concern about the rollout of the Tata Nano, the "world’s cheapest car." But in an op-ed piece for Forbes, Projjal Dutta, the director of sustainability initiatives for […]

Dodd Vows to Pass Livability Bill Amid Skepticism From Rural Senators

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Even as the Obama administration ramps up its work on a sustainability initiative that treats transportation, housing, and energy efficiency as interconnected aspects of development policy, the effort remains without an official congressional authorization — a situation that Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT) vowed to fix yesterday. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd […]

Statement from Mayor Bloomberg on Congestion Pricing Failure

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Press conference at 11:30 am today. Here is the Mayor’s statement on the New York State legislature’s failure to act on New York City’s congestion pricing plan:  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2007 STATEMENT FROM MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON CONGESTION PRICING AND PLANYC "Although we continue to talk to the Legislature and the Governor, […]

This Week: Speak Up for a Safer Fourth Avenue

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In June, Brooklyn Community Board 6 rejected a DOT proposal to calm traffic on deadly Fourth Avenue¬†between Pacific and 15th Streets¬†in Park Slope. The plan resulted from years of community activism, it has the backing of City Council Member Brad Lander and other community boards whose districts encompass Fourth Avenue, and it was overwhelmingly endorsed […]

This Week: Defend the Prospect Park West Bike Lane

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It’s an exceptionally busy week on the Streetsblog calendar. The action intensifies on Thursday morning, when supporters of safer Brooklyn streets will gather at Grand Army Plaza to defend the Prospect Park West bike lane from opponents who want to remove it and roll back the traffic-calmed PPW to its former three-lane speedway configuration. Turning […]

What Should NYC’s Sustainability Plan Tackle Next? Vote Today

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New York’s citywide sustainability initiative — PlaNYC 2030 — is getting an update next Earth Day, and the public outreach is already underway. A series of “community conversations” about what comes next continues this week with a workshop in Manhattan tomorrow. Meanwhile, one place you can make your voice heard without even getting up from […]