Four More Years

The City Council voted 29 to 22 to extend term limits. City Room and The Daily Politics have all the gory details. 

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Parking Requirements Will Be Reduced in a Huge Chunk of NYC

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The de Blasio administration and the City Council released more details of their agreed-upon housing plan this afternoon, including a map showing where parking requirements will be reduced. For the most part, it’s very good news: Parking requirements will be eliminated for subsidized housing and senior housing in 90 percent of the area originally proposed by City […]

How Can We Foster Zero-Car Households?

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Today on the Streetsblog Network, a fascinating look at the top 50 "low-car cities" in the United States — that is, cities in which a high proportion of households do not own a car at all. Human Transit‘s Jarrett Walker digs into a list (from Wikipedia) of the US cities with populations over 100,000 with […]

As Jersey City and Hoboken Fight Over Bike-Share, Everyone Loses

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A dispute between Hoboken and Jersey City is making the decision to operate separate bike-share systems in each city look even worse. In late 2013, the two cities — along with neighboring Weehawken — announced plans for a combined bike-share system, called Hudson Bike Share. At first Hudson Bike Share was envisioned as a “smart lock” system that allows […]

Antonio Reynoso: Let’s Talk About Bike Laws That Make Sense for NYC Streets

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Get one thing straight: Council Member Antonio Reynoso doesn’t want to allow bicyclists to blow through red lights. What Reynoso does want are traffic laws that acknowledge the considerable differences between cars and bikes, and set expectations accordingly. In a resolution Reynoso will introduce this afternoon, which got some withering coverage in the Post, the North Brooklyn […]

Grist: NYC is Not One of the World’s Greenest Cities

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Grist recently produced a list of the world’s 15 greenest cities. Streetsblog favorites Copenhagen, Curitiba, London, and Bogotá all made the grade. StreetFilms’ posterchild Portland captured the number two spot right behind geothermal-powered Reykjavik, Iceland. San Francisco and Austin were the only other U.S. cities to make the list with Chicago meriting runner-up status. One […]