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Wiki Wednesday: Car-Free in NYC

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Photo: Ed Yourdan/Flickr If you live in New York City, chances are you’ve already done your part this Earth Day with a car-free commute to work. As this week’s featured Streetswiki article by DianaD reminds us, vehicle ownership in the five boroughs is far less common than in most areas of the U.S. — even […]

Wiki Wednesday: Community Boards

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This week’s featured StreetsWiki article is a detailed history of New York City community boards, by Lily Bernheimer. Evolving from then-Manhattan Borough President Robert F. Wagner’s "Community Planning Councils" of the 1950s, the citywide system as we know it was established in 1975. Ideally, community boards act to "foster community-based planning," but the very nature […]

Wiki Wednesday: Where’s the MTA?

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Future StreetsWiki "Doomsday" graphic? It’s no April Fools Day joke: Somehow, Livable Streets Community members have yet to create a StreetsWiki article on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. It’s a heavy lift, for sure, but imagine the spin-off entries: Doomsday, The Fare Hike Four, bridge tolls, "so outside the box," MTA debt (with lead author Larry […]

Wiki Wednesday: CityRack ‘Em Up

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We turn our attention this week to two StreetsWiki entries on how to get new bike racks for your neighborhood. A post originated by the Livable Streets Initiative’s own Lily Bernheimer invites wiki users to submit info on prime potential locations "so that requests may be submitted to the NYCDOT in a more organized and […]