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Depeche from the Transportation Avant Garde

The national Association of City Transporation Officials – 2012 closing panel moderated by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, included Transportation Commissioners from New york, Boston , Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco
Last week, Transportation Officials from all over the country gathered in New York City for three days to report on their latest projects, compare notes and [...]

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DOT’s Annual Scorecard | Most New Yorkers Do Not Drive to Shop

In six diverse neighborhoods (from the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens) 85-93% of people arrived by transit, biking or walking.  In two neighborhoods (Astoria, Queens and New Dorp, Staten Island), 60-77% of people arrived by transit, biking or walking.  Here are a few other interesting statistics from the report:

Traffic speeds in the Manhattan CBD improved by 6% [...]

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Real estate industry pays up to save 41st Street station

The federal government is expected to decide within a month to fund the redesign of the # 7 station at 41st Street and 11th Avenue, to make it possible for the station to be added later . Read More .  Real estate industry pays up to save station – Crain’s New York Business.

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New Head of PlaNYC has a strong track record in Transportation.

As the adminstration is  updating PlaNYC, with input from various stakeholders including CHEKPEDS,  the nomination of  a new leader – David Bragdon –  with strong transportation credentials, to succeed the plan’s exceptional founder, Rohit Aggarwala, is welcome news. In particular linking land use planning and transportation will be a key ingredient of the next [...]

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Say Again ? Hell’s Kitchen scores a 100 as a Walkers’ Paradise

The website WalkScore rates our neighborhood “100 – a walker’s paradise” . This is ignoring the hellish nature of the experience with the Lincoln Tunnel and the lack of pedestrian safety or traffic enforcement. Let’s hope these features will be included in Hell’s Kitchen 2.0.
According to A Walker’s Guide to Home Buying – WSJ.com [...]

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Hudson Yards Parking Zoning in effect : No net additional parking to be built

The Zoning text amendment resulting from HKNA et al vs Bloomberg settlement is in effect, and for the first time, New York City zoning text acknowledges that limiting parking is consistent with the objectives of Transit Oriented Development.
Best of all for the community, the current inventory of parking existing and in construction is at or slightly [...]

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Transportation secretary LaHood to speak on Sustainable Communities

[ September 24, 2009; 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. ] Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will discuss the Obama Administration’s commitment to Sustainable Communities during keynote remarks at NYMTC’s September 24 Council Meeting. The Sustainable Communities initiative, which was announced as an interagency partnership in June, incorporates six livability principles that will be used to coordinate Federal transportation, environmental protection and housing investments. The Secretary will [...]

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CALL TO ACTION : Give Your Comments on 11th Avenue rezoning options

[ June 11, 2008; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Wednesday June 11 @ 6:30 PM at P.S. 51 Elias Howe School, 520 West 45th Street (bet. 10th & 11th Avenue)

The NYC Department of City Planning will give a presentation to Community Board 4 land use committee on various options for the
Proposed Rezoning of Eleventh Avenue (from 43rd to 55th Streets)

Let’s make sure the proposed plan adresses [...]

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