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Black e-bike with red food delivery bags locked at bike rack on New York City street.

New York Launches Nation’s First Micromobility Trade-In Program

The program addresses safety concerns about e-bikes and e-scooters by letting residents trade in non-UL compliant devices.

September 19, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Aerial view of traffic in New York City entering Queens Midtown tunnel

Sadik-Khan: NYC Congestion Pricing Program Potentially ‘Transformative’—If Done Right

The former transportation commissioner says the city must ensure the program isn’t “all stick and no carrot to succeed.

September 18, 2023 - Curbed

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NYC Planning Commission Approves ‘City of Yes for Carbon Neutrality’

The first of three elements of the City of Yes rezoning proposal aims to remove barriers to building green infrastructure.

September 15, 2023 -

Person biking at intersection between Atlantic Avenue and Franklin Avenue in Brooklyn, New York City

NYC Rezoning Plans Could Create Thousands of New Housing Units

Zoning changes in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Midtown Manhattan would allow residential construction in areas previously zoned for light manufacturing.

September 12, 2023 - Globe St.

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NYC Strictly Limits Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb called the new regulations, which limit rentals to two guests and require owner occupancy, a ‘de facto ban’ for most hosts.

September 7, 2023 - Wired

"Municipal speed camera in use" sign

More Evidence That Speed Cameras Slow Traffic Speeds

File under: not a cash grab.

August 29, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

Fare gates at underground BART station in San Francisco, California

U.S. Transit Agencies Still in Need of a Long-Term Solution to the Looming ‘Fiscal Cliff’

San Francisco and New York exemplify the political challenges in finding long-term finding solutions for public transit in the post-pandemic United States.

August 28, 2023 - Route Fifty

Colorful historic brownstones in New York City

Conversions Eliminated Over 100K Housing Units in New York City

Apartment-to-house conversions are contributing to a net loss of housing in some of the city’s historic neighborhoods.

August 28, 2023 - The City

Conceptual rendering of Rikers Island redevelopment as renewable energy facility

Can New York City Go Green Without Renewable Rikers?

New York City’s bold proposal to close the jail on Rikers Island and replace it with green infrastructure is in jeopardy. Will this compromise the city’s ambitious climate goals?

August 24, 2023 - Mark McNulty

UPS delivery cargo bike with covered front seat in New York City

Cargo Bike Industry Pushes Back on NYC Rules

Cargo bike producers and delivery companies say the proposed 120-inch length limit and emphasis on four-wheeled bikes excludes many commonly used delivery bikes and favors one manufacturer.

August 22, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

FedEx cargo bike parked on street in Strasbourg, France

NYC to Approve Larger Cargo Bikes

With delivery companies increasingly using cargo bikes to make deliveries faster and more efficient, the new rule could open the door to a ‘delivery revolution.’

August 15, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

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Zero New Housing Permits Issued in Manhattan Last Month

July was a dead month when it comes to approving new housing units.

August 14, 2023 - The Real Deal

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New York-to-New Jersey Tunnel to Break Ground

The long-delayed new tunnel linking New York and New Jersey will begin construction in the next month.

August 13, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

Enclosed outdoor dining patio on New York City street set up during Covid-19 pandemic

New York City Legalizes Outdoor Dining

Some restaurant owners worry the new requirements will make it too expensive to maintain outdoor dining structures.

August 7, 2023 - The New York Times

Close-up of Citi Bike electric shared bikes parked at a station

Why Can’t Citi Bike Keep its E-Bikes Running?

Citi Bike’s e-bikes are becoming too popular for their own good as Lyft struggles to keep up with maintenance and charging.

August 1, 2023 - Curbed

View of busy traffic on Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn, New York City

New York Officials Balk at Congestion Pricing Lawsuits

The cordon pricing program ‘is going to happen,’ said New York Governor Kathy Hochul.

July 26, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

Aerial view of Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to Staten Island

Staten Island Sues Over Congestion Pricing, Too

The borough’s president says the plan would bring more traffic to Staten Island and unjustly burden its residents with air pollution and tolls.

July 25, 2023 - WABC

View of George Washington Bridge between New York and New Jersey again sunrise or sunset sky

NJ v. U.S. DOT: Cordon Pricing in Manhattan

The State of New Jersey filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday to halt the Manhattan cordon pricing project approved in June by the FHWA, charging that they violated the National Environmental Protection Act.

July 24, 2023 - NJBIZ Journal

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Report Proposes $15 Peak Hour, $3 Off-Peak Toll for New York Congestion Pricing Plan

As New York City’s congestion pricing program gets closer to implementation, a proposed pricing scheme would charge $15 at peak traffic hours.

July 18, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

View of green Bklyn-Qns Expwy sign on freeway

How Close Is the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to Collapse?

The crucial freight connection is ‘crumbling,’ but a decision on how to move forward with repairing and supplementing it continues to elude the city.

July 17, 2023 - Curbed

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