While the implementation of long-term street improvements is worth some inconvenience, under DDC the process consistently drags on longer than it should, in some cases increasing political opposition to beneficial changes.
The streets of Niou's district are overrun by car traffic taking advantage of the free East River bridges, while the overwhelming majority of households do not own a car. Nevertheless, she wants a resident exemption from congestion pricing.
Capping the sunken parts of the highway with parks would be more than worth the cost once you factor in the health benefits of increased physical activity, according to researchers at Columbia University.
The improvements that would speed up trips for NYC bus riders are largely the same changes that would make bus drivers' jobs less stressful and aggravating, according to a survey released today by TWU Local 100.