Posts Tagged Transportation

Video: Times Square Pedestrian Spaces

February 9, 2010

From Clarence Eckerson of Street Films: Mayor Bloomberg is expected to announce his verdict on Times Square’s new pedestrian spaces very soon. Will the changes be permanent? This morning Bloomberg told radio host John Gambling that we’ll find out sometime next week. In the meantime, it seems like the media has decided to fixate on rumorsthat Midtown […]

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NYC Is Ready for the Electric Car, and Other Tidbits from Detroit

January 14, 2010
NYC Is Ready for the Electric Car, and Other Tidbits from Detroit

Many of our readers may not have needed an official report to affirm this, but New York City is ready for electric cars according to the consulting firm, McKinsey.  Green Inc., conveying the report’s findings in advance, says that one fifth of New Yorkers are “early adopters” who are likely to buy an electric car.  […]

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A New Era of Decline for the American Car Fleet?

January 11, 2010
A New Era of Decline for the American Car Fleet?

For the last week, a number of blogs (Green Inc. and Inhabitat each feature notable pieces) have been covering a new report published by the Earth Policy Institute which found that the auto fleet in the U.S. shrank by 2 percent in 2009.  While more than 10 million new vehicles were shed, 14 million were […]

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What Can We Expect in 2010?

January 4, 2010
What Can We Expect in 2010?

The beginning of a new year always brings fresh expectations of things come and new visions of what to work toward.  In the realm of sustainability, there seems to be plenty in store for us in 2010.  For this post, I’ve put together an extremely non-comprehensive break down of some of the things that I […]

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A 42nd St. for Pedestrians and Light Rail?

October 14, 2009
A 42nd St. for Pedestrians and Light Rail?

Yesterday the NY Times ran an extensive piece on a proposed plan to close 42nd Street to cars entirely.  Replacing the vehicular gridlock would be a pedestrian mall with a light rail connecting the East River and the Hudson.  The plan, put forward by an organization called Vision 42, is said to have received support […]

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