The problem, of course, is America's car culture itself: Most commuters don't take public transit and view congestion pricing as a tax, making it a huge political lift, even if there's a groundswell of support for reform, these experts added.
One hundred miles of protected bike lanes in two years. No cars on some key routes for cyclists. Less engagement with community boards. And no more delays in life-saving road redesigns "for non-transportation-related political reasons." It's a start.
Transportation is the number-one source of greenhouse-gas emissions in New York State, and the number-one offender is the internal-combustion engine. It will be a huge challenge, but we need to reduce the use of cars.