Sustainable Streets Plan
April 29th, 2008
The Department of Transportation has unveiled a 68-page strategic plan for revamping the city streets. It promises to bring “a green approach to transportation that will simultaneously ease travel conditions in our growing city.”† Now that state lawmakers have killed the congestion pricing†plan in†Mayor†Michael Bloomberg’s enivronmental agenda, the department is looking for more moderate ways to deal with traffic and pollution.
By 2009, the†city calls for:
-increased rapid bus service
-two new Midtown bus lanes
-5,000 new bike racks
-200 new miles of bike lanes.
Streetsblog, which advocates for mass transit and bicycle usage, says the plan contains “a couple of tantalizing bits about weekend bike-ped corridors and reducing car use in city parks” and notes that more details will be unveiled at an invitation-only event tonight.
†By Mark Berkey-Gerard on April 29, 2008, 9:10 am
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