Book Talk: Noxious New York

Julie Sze will talk about her new book, Noxious New York. It touches on how racial minorities and low-income communities often suffer disproportionate effects of urban environmental problems. Co-presented by Transportation Alternatives and UPROSE.

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Bus Depots a Symptom of Environmental Injustice

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  Gotham Gazette talked recently with Cecil Corbin-Mark, of West Harlem Environmental Action (WE ACT), about environmental justice in Upper Manhattan. WE ACT formed in 1988 to fight the siting of a sewage treatment plant, a bus depot and a garbage transfer station in an area already bearing an undue share of the city’s environmental […]

Vision Zero NYC: Ending the Body Count

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Vision Zero is about more than looking both ways. The following article, "Ending the Body Count," appears in the upcoming fall edition of Transportation Alternatives’ Reclaim Magazine. Last year, I wrote a letter to the NYC Department of Transportation asking for traffic calming on 65th Street near my home in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Several elderly pedestrians […]

Congestion Pricing Returns to Stockholm

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  Sweden re-launched its congestion pricing system today following a 6-month trial and voter referendum last September, in which Stockholm residents approved the traffic control measure by a margin of 52 to 45. The referendum was a definitive victory for a system that reduced Stockholm’s traffic congestion by as much as 50 percent and decreased noxious […]