The Manhattan Borough Board passed a resolution last Thursday endorsing the use of automated cameras to catch speeding drivers. Earning the support of 10 Manhattan community boards and four City Council members — with no votes in opposition — the resolution was a strong show of support for better traffic enforcement on New York City […]
Though Mayor Bloomberg has ruled out the possibility of implementing a car-free Central Park trial this year, opting for further data collection instead, public support for the proposal continues to grow. At a meeting of the Manhattan Borough Board yesterday, the car-free trial picked up support from still more community boards and new City Council […]
At the first of what is sure to be many forums on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero agenda, nearly 100 residents, advocates, city officials and elected representatives gathered in Manhattan last night to talk about what implementing the Vision Zero Action Plan will look like, including immediate actions from the city and longer-term efforts […]
New Yorkers have been giving up on the bus, with a 16 percent drop in ridership between 2002 and 2015. An analysis of each borough by Eric Goldwyn shows the bus ridership decline has been concentrated in Manhattan and Brooklyn. There may be several factors at work, but worsening traffic congestion is almost certainly a culprit.
StreetsPAC announced its pick for Manhattan borough president today, along with endorsements in four more City Council races. The livable streets political action committee is supporting Gale Brewer for Manhattan borough president. “Gale Brewer has been a dedicated advocate for safe and complete streets in the City Council,” StreetsPAC board member Steve Vaccaro said in […]
Tuesday’s vote at Manhattan Community Board 7 is a reminder that the road to livable streets progress often goes through the local community board. With that in mind, Transportation Alternatives is kicking off a series of community board join-up meetings this week, where you can apply to serve on your local board. Community boards, while […]