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White BUS ONLY letters on red painted bus lane on street.

New York DOT Status Report Shows Slow Progress on Bus, Bike Lanes

According to a report released by the agency, NYCDOT failed to meet its benchmarks for installing new dedicated bus and bike lanes.

February 28, 2024 - StreetsBlog NYC

Buffalo, New York

Buffalo Residents Push Back on Proposed Cap Park

State and local officials say the $1 billion project will heal neighborhoods divided by the Kensington Expressway, but community members say the proposed plan will exacerbate already poor air quality in the area.

February 23, 2024 - Bloomberg CityLab

Interior of a subway car with wide doors and blue floors and seats.

New York City Debuts Roomier Subway Cars

The car design is used throughout Europe and Asia, but it’s a first for the U.S.

February 12, 2024 - Bloomberg CityLab

Freeway in New York State with signs for New York City and Scranton.

Proposed New York Bill Would Align Transportation Projects With Driving Reduction Goals

If passed, the law would require all highway projects to show how they would reduce VMT or mitigate their impact.

February 9, 2024 - StreetsBlog NYC

Aerial view of highways and downtown Albany skyline.

New York State DOT Invests Heavily in Highways Over Transit

So far, the department has allocated 90 percent of its federal transportation funding to road projects and less than 1 percent to transit.

February 8, 2024 - New York Focus

Two delivery bikes riding through intersection in New York City.

New City Office Will Regulate NYC Delivery Bikes and Scooters

The department is designed to help the city regulate small delivery vehicles, manage curb space and congestion, and prepare for new technology like delivery drones.

January 30, 2024 - Bloomberg CityLab

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Report: NYC Transit Accessibility Depends on Congestion Pricing Revenue

The ability of the MTA to complete its accessibility upgrades relies on funding from the upcoming congestion pricing program.

January 25, 2024 - NYU Rudin Center for Transportation

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Report: How to Fund NYC Parks

A set of 20 creative suggestions for increasing parks revenue.

January 21, 2024 - Center For An Urban Future

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New York Governor Announces 2024 Transportation Plans

Gov. Hochul’s plans include the long-awaited Second Avenue Subway extension.

January 16, 2024 - The Architect's Newspaper

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Tree Folio NYC Aims to Monitor Urban Forest in Real Time

A new tool could help the city reach its goal of planting up to 250,000 new trees by 2035.

January 11, 2024 - Yahoo News

Citi Bike bike share station on street in New York City.

Citi Bike’s New Prices Take Effect

The system plans to expand to 40,000 bikes and 2,000 stations.

January 8, 2024 - Gothamist

Close-up of green New York City public trash can with white text "Keep New York City Clean."

New York to Cut Sidewalk Trash Service by 40 Percent

Budget cuts will force the Department of Sanitation to cut sidewalk trash collection by nearly half.

January 4, 2024 - Curbed

Busy street with red painted bus lane in midtown Manhattan, New York City.

NYC Streets Plan Remains Largely on Paper

For the second year in a row, the city failed to meet legally required targets for building protected bike lanes and bus lanes.

January 3, 2024 - StreetsBlog NYC

Pedestrian bridge with benches in Rochester, New York with brick buildings in background.

Rochester Updating Urban Forest Master Plan

The City of Rochester (NY) is working on an update to its Urban Forest Master Plan. This updates includes a community outreach process and addresses key issues such as environmental justice, climate change, and educational opportunities.

January 2, 2024 - RochesterFirst.com

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Population Losers

California's population dipped below 39 million as of July, according to the Census Bureau, after seeing its net domestic migration loss this year exceed last year's. Only New York has seen a greater loss as a percentage of population.

December 28, 2023 - San Francisco Chronicle

Brick New York City apartment buildings with fire escapes and high-rise under construction in background.

New York Launches New Housing Financing Initiative

The program is aimed at supporting housing projects with 70 percent or more affordable units.

December 28, 2023 - Commercial Observer

Concrete flood control infrastructure under construction in New York City.

New York Flood Control Plan Takes Lessons From the Dutch

The Netherlands has a long history of flood mitigation. U.S. cities, threatened by coastal flooding and erosion, are taking note.

December 24, 2023 - E360

View of Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lit up at night in front of 30 Rock high-rise.

The Afterlife of 30 Rock’s Christmas Trees

Where do the iconic trees go after the holidays?

December 22, 2023 - USA Today

Black and white "City speed limit 25 mph" sign in New York City with One World Trade Center building in distant background.

NYC Legislators Continue Fight to Set Own Speed Limits

Advocates say lower speed limits save lives and prevent fatal crashes on busy city streets.

December 21, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

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Long Island Launches Zoning Atlas

The interactive map details zoning rules along with local services like sanitation, transportation, and more.

December 18, 2023 - WSHU

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