Auto-Free New York: Comparing Transport Strategies: PlaNYC 2030 vs. Auto-Free New York’s Plan

The monthly meeting of Auto-Free New York will include an open discussion of the transportation components of PlaNYC 2030 and Auto-Free New York’s Livable City Transport Plan. Read both plans and bring your comments!

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