Manhattan Community Boards 4, 5 and 6 Hold Joint Hearing on Congestion Pricing

Manhattan Community Boards 4, 5 and 6 are holding a public hearing on Mayor Bloomberg’s congesion pricing proposal. The public is invited to attend and present testimony.

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Bloomberg Stadium Foes Urge Silver to Support Pricing

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Then: "Honk No" to Mayor Bloomberg’s plan. Now: Stop honking and pay $8. Bloomberg’s West Side stadium foes are now his congestion pricing friends. Manhattan Community Boards 4, 5 and 6 are holding a joint public hearing on the PlaNYC congestion pricing proposal tonight at 6:00pm. In an interesting twist of politics, the West Side […]

This Week: MTA Transit and Toll Hike Hearings

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With the transit disruptions wrought by Sandy fresh on the minds of New Yorkers, this week’s calendar is full of hearings on proposed MTA transit and toll hikes. Also: TA recruits for community boards, and work continues in Brooklyn for a safer Fourth Avenue. Tuesday: Ahead of an MTA transit and toll hike hearing at the […]

This Week: Parking Reform, Safer Lafayette Avenue

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In 1982, the city established off-street parking maximums in much of Manhattan to reduce traffic congestion. Since then, the maximums have served as an effective check on driving in the densest part of the region, but loopholes enable developers to skirt the rules almost at will. On Wednesday, the Department of City Planning will present […]

Congestion Pricing Q&A With Rohit Aggarwala, Part 4

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DOT’s Dani Simons and City Hall’s Director of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, Rohit Aggarwala, at a joint hearing of Manhattan Community Boards 4, 5 and 6 on July 9; one of many public hearings where Bloomberg Administration officials have met with communities to discuss congestion pricing. Tonight, Brooklyn Community Board 6 hosts a similar public […]

This Week’s Got It All: Bikes, Buses, and Public Plazas

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There’s a hearing underway this morning in James Vacca’s Transportation Committee about three bills that would add more red tape for bike projects. Yes, while expensive, taxpayer-financed parking boondoggles go belly up and the transit system teeters on a mountain of debt, the City Council is busy considering whether to pass the second law in […]