StreetFilms: “I Have the Right to Breathe Clean Air”

This Streetfilm, produced for The Campaign for New York’s Future, speaks for itself. But it’s worth noting its emphasis on (1) the fact that congestion pricing, while new to the United States, is a success in other parts of the world (and not only London); and (2) that traffic is choking the city, figuratively and literally.

 

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About BRT

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  The Tri-State Transportation Campaign has a new online "clearinghouse" of information on Bus Rapid Transit. From the Mobilizing the Region blog: The clearinghouse explains what bus rapid transit (BRT) is, how it compares to other modes, how it can be implemented in suburban and urban contexts, and how it can anchor transit-oriented development. The […]

What Glick’s District Will Lose Without Congestion Pricing

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With the fate of congestion pricing likely to be decided over the weekend, we’re going to beat this drum some more this afternoon. Yesterday we heard that Assembly Member Deborah Glick’s office told a constituent the congestion pricing bill could lead to worsening air quality. (Because, you know, building mass transit infrastructure will cancel out […]

Responses to $354 Million Federal Congestion Pricing Grant

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Here are two initial responses to this morning’s news that the US DOT will grant New York City $354 million to implement Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan: Walter McCaffrey, right, a former city councilman from Queens who has been coordinating opposition to the mayor’s plan on behalf of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, The Automobile […]