PlaNYC Albany Advocacy Day

As the first government-issued urban sustainability plan in the United States, PlaNYC is a blueprint to improve transportation, housing, open space, water and air quality and traffic congestion. Perhaps most of all, PlaNYC aims to reduce our energy consumption and limit our impact on climate change.

As momentum is building for PlaNYC and the State legislative session is nearing an end, we invite you to take action and get involved. Join the Campaign for New York’s Future as we take our message to Albany! Meet with your elected officials to let them know you support a greener, greater New York.

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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, […]

Bloomberg, Burden, and Pinsky Vow to “Finish the Job” on PlaNYC

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Please note: This was an April Fool’s Day post… Planning commissioner Amanda Burden and NYCEDC chief Seth Pinsky joined Mayor Bloomberg this morning at City Planning HQ to preview a major announcement scheduled for Earth Day, the third anniversary of the official launch of PlaNYC 2030. The mayor indicated that the city is preparing to […]

It’s (Apparently) Official: Congestion Pricing Is Dead

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Following an evening closed-door meeting in which state leaders discussed congestion pricing one last time today, they emerged announcing no deal had been reached. Here is a statement from Mayor Bloomberg: "Today is a sad day for New Yorkers and a sad day for New York City.  Not only won’t we see the realization of […]

O’Donnell Supports PlaNYC, but Congestion Pricing?

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Below is State Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell’s response to a letter from Streetsblog contributor Glenn McAnanama urging O’Donnell to support congestion pricing. O’Donnell claims that no specific legislation has been introduced regarding PlaNYC so he cannot take a position. O’Donnell represents the 69th Assembly District which includes Manhattan Valley, Morningside Heights, and the Upper West […]

At Flushing Commons, NYCEDC’s Fuzzy Math Superceded PlaNYC Goals

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Yesterday, Streetsblog looked at Flushing Commons, a mixed-use development in the heart of transit-rich downtown Flushing, where the New York City Economic Development Corporation has mandated suburban levels of parking. We asked the EDC why they required nearly 1,600 spaces in the development, and now we have an answer. It’s a revealing look at how […]