Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Karla Quintero

Proof That Congestion Pricing Supporters Do Exist in Queens

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Transportation Alternatives Queens Committee Chair Mike Heffron sends along this report from last night’s traffic commission hearing at York College in Jamaica, Queens. No huge surprise, Assemblymen Andrew Hevesi and Rory Lancman both came out against congestion pricing, citing not enough evidence it would work and demanding transit improvements without explaining where the money would […]

City Pedestrian Crossings Are Discriminatory by Design

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 Even the sprightliest city pedestrian sometimes has to hustle across the street to beat a short walk signal. In a new report, Transportation Alternatives examines what it’s like for New York’s elderly to face flashing lights, wide crossings and unyielding motorists.  From Karla Quintero, Deputy Director of Planning for TA: There are currently over one […]

Traffic’s Human Toll

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For the last two years or so Transportation Alternatives’ Karla Quintero has been working on a New York City-based update of the famous "Appleyard Study" examining the social costs of traffic. Karla presented the study’s preliminary findings last year at a forum I helped organize in Brooklyn and it was really interesting. This event is sure to be a […]