Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Superblocks

A Proposal for Incremental Parking Reform in NYC

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In most of New York City, zoning requirements compel new development to include a certain amount of parking. These mandates make housing more expensive while causing¬†more traffic¬†and pollution, but the Department of City Planning took only the most timid steps to reform them during the Bloomberg administration, and the de Blasio administration isn’t shaping up […]

Let’s Chop Up Superblocks

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Forest City’s Atlantic Yards project would create two massive superblocks in Prospect Hts., Brooklyn Portland, Oregon, which has ascended the ranks of cities judged most walkable, bikable, and urbane, benefits mightily from its small 200-foot square blocks, which provide businesses more street frontage and people more streets on which to bike, cycle and walk. These […]