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.
Of course Polly Trottenberg quit the MTA board — it's a fake, no-power, fig-leaf body that ultimately has no place for an intelligent, committed professional person whose own boss let her down repeatedly.