Mayor Bloomberg has already shown how much his administration can accomplish in just a few years. Since Janette Sadik-Khan’s appointment to head the DOT in 2007, the city has striped hundreds of miles of bike lanes, reclaimed acres of street space for pedestrians and improved bus travel for tens of thousands of New Yorkers. “More […]
Council Member David Yassky, DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and TA’s Paul Steely White Here are some early pics from this morning’s Bike to Work festivities, courtesy of Transportation Alternatives. Don’t forget to tag your own shots for our Flickr pool, and stay tuned for Streetfilms coverage. TA treats cyclists to a complimentary breakfast
Move on over, Bar Refaeli and make room on the newsstand for Paul Steely White and Janette Sadik-Khan. City Hall, a free monthly newspaper, has named the pair of leading transportation policy wonks to its "30 Most Beautiful People in New York Politics" list. While Sadik-Khan was a shoo-in, we hear that Steely White just barely […]
Photo of the bike-accessible workplace at 6 West 48th Street: Transportation Alternatives [PDF] On Monday afternoon the City Council’s transportation committee will take up the Bikes in Buildings Bill, which addresses a major obstacle to bike commuting. The legislation would give people who work in commercial buildings the right to bring their bikes inside the […]
Front row l-r: Tish James, Paul Steely White, John Liu, David Yassky. Photo: Mike Infranco. With the fallout from Wall Street taking a toll on city coffers, Mayor Bloomberg has a lot of tough calls to make. The "Bikes in Buildings" bill [PDF] is not one of them. It’s a lay-up — a simple rule […]
The proliferation of off-street parking is pushing New York toward higher rates of car ownership and substantially more traffic. To avert a scenario where the city becomes less transit-oriented and more beholden to car owners, a coalition of planning and environmental groups is calling for the reform of off-street parking policies.