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Americans’ taxes subsidize congestion, study finds

Americans’ taxes subsidize congestion, study finds

| November 21, 2014

The federal government is working at cross purposes with itself and local and state governments. In a study released last week by TransitCenter and Frontier Group, researchers discovered that federal tax subsidies are undermining transportation goals established by multiple levels of government. This discovery came through a review of commuter tax benefits. Currently, employers can […]

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Vision Zero for cities symposium tackles traffic safety

Vision Zero for cities symposium tackles traffic safety

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last week in Brooklyn, advocacy group Transportation Alternatives held the Vision Zero For Cities Symposium, a panel on Vision Zero, New York City’s movement to reduce traffic injuries to zero with the guiding principle that “No human being should be killed or seriously injured in traffic.” The event included leaders from the NYC Department of Transportation, […]

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10 months in: New York’s Vision Zero in comparison

10 months in: New York’s Vision Zero in comparison

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Numbers released by the NYPD last week count 202 traffic fatalities in New York City between January and October 17, a decrease of roughly 10% from a similar period in 2013 (January through the end of October). Predictably, the press and public—products of the city’s hurry-up, get-‘er-done-yesterday culture—are expressing impatience with Vision Zero, Mayor de […]

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NYC adding to speed cameras near schools

NYC adding to speed cameras near schools

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

As New York Transportation Department sets out to exercise more control on traffic, drivers speeding near NYC schools will find it difficult to escape tickets. In a recent announcement, Mayor Bill De Blasio revealed that the city has started installing speed cameras near schools to protect kids against accidents. The move is a part of […]

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NY becomes first state to update the handicap symbol

NY becomes first state to update the handicap symbol

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

New York made history late last month when Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a bill mandating the replacement of the iconic handicap symbol. “This bill is an important step toward correcting society’s understanding of accessibility and eliminating a stigma for more than 1 million New Yorkers,” he said in a statement. The new symbol depicts […]

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Troubled Citi Bike station becomes political problem

Troubled Citi Bike station becomes political problem

| July 9, 2014

When a construction site blocked a section of sidewalk along Kent Avenue in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood, it spelled trouble for a Citi Bike station that also happened to be located on that same stretch. The station had to be moved and so was reinstalled a few weeks ago along a protected bike lane on South […]

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A robotic parking garage adds even greater curb appeal to luxury homes

A robotic parking garage adds even greater curb appeal to luxury homes

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

When location isn’t enough, try a robotic parking garage. That may as well be the tagline for 12 East 13th Street, a luxury home development in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood that DHA Capital and Continental Properties are backing. The development, which will include eight units ranging in price from $7.5 million to $31 million, was […]

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Vision Zero looks ahead to 2024

Vision Zero looks ahead to 2024

| June 11, 2014

No wonder New York’s civic leaders want to fast forward to 2024: 286 people died in traffic accidents in the city in 2013. That’s almost the number of homicide victims there in the same period. By 2024, however, that figure will be zero — or so Mayor Bill de Blasio promises through Vision Zero, his […]

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MonkeyParking: app auctions off parking options

MonkeyParking: app auctions off parking options

| May 22, 2014

A while ago, just finding a parking spot in a busy area was a reward in itself, but now you can turn that precious parking spot into cash. An app called MonkeyParking, born out of an Italian company, aims to relieve drivers of spending countless hours cruising for parking in San Francisco. MonkeyParking allows its […]

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Curbside appeal of New York City’s toniest address means parking perks

Curbside appeal of New York City’s toniest address means parking perks

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Its tenants past and present—Alex Rodriguez, Elie Tahara, Denzel Washington, and Lloyd Blankfein—read like a Who’s Who of America’s recent history, tipping 15 Central Park West as New York City’s fanciest address. Its luxury offerings include a 75-foot, sky-lit lap pool and climate-controlled wine cellar priced at $80,000-plus, as well as an in-house chef ready […]

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NYC’s alternate side parking regulations back in force as weather improves

NYC’s alternate side parking regulations back in force as weather improves

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Perhaps the only upside to the bad weather inflicted by snowstorm in New York was the suspension of alternate side parking regulations for 22 days. However, the good times are over as city officials resumed regulations due to much of the snow being cleared or melted away. The Department of Transportation (DoT) says that it will […]

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