The company has five standing contracts with city agencies -- three with DOT adding up to about $2 million and two with the Department of Environmental Protection worth about $35 million apiece. All but one of those -- an $800,000 contract with DOT -- were signed during the de Blasio administration.
The Hudson River Greenway is the most heavily used bike path in the United States, carrying roughly one-seventh of all cyclists entering Manhattan below 50th Street. In Upper Manhattan, where there are fewer bike lanes and much less on-street protection for cyclists than further south, it is truly the backbone of the bike network. Despite […]
Last week’s Chinatown disaster has prompted a good bit of discussion about idling vehicles. As it happens, two bills are wending their way through the City Council that would tighten idling restrictions and foster improved enforcement. A vote is expected tomorrow on Intro. 2007-631, which would reduce the maximum idling time from three minutes to […]
Comptroller William Thompson and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer want the city to enforce a law mandating that sightseeing buses reduce harmful emissions. Meanwhile, a citizen group called "Tour Buses No — Tourists Yes" also wants the buses off residential streets. In separate letters issued this month to the Department of Environmental Protection, Thompson and […]
A sidewalk addition will keep traffic from turning onto Hanson Place from Flatbush and Fourth Avenue. Streets near the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the LIRR’s Atlantic Terminal are set to receive a basket of pedestrian improvements that may get underway as soon as November. Speaking last night to the CB2 transportation committee and about […]
"Streets to Live By" marshals data from several cities to make the case for investing in livable streets in New York. Today Transportation Alternatives released "Streets to Live By" [PDF], the report previewed last week in the Observer. It seeks to define what makes a street livable and to synthesize a broad range of data, […]