The Borough President has been a strong and early advocate of congestion pricing for
At the end of his first year in office the Borough President convened a first-of-its-kind citywide conference on transportation,
Thinking Outside the Box: An Analysis of Manhattan Gridlock and Spillback Enforcement, an investigative report released in 2006 showing that a uniform lack of law enforcement is responsible for the economic, health and environmental problems caused by traffic blocking major
intersections. As a result of this report Mayor Bloomberg decided to take action and, in July 2007 the Borough President and the Mayor announced enforcement measures to prevent drivers from blocking intersections, including funding for an additional 117 Traffic Enforcement Agents and new authority for other personnel to issue tickets, which is currently being negotiated in Manhattan . Albany
The State of
: An Examination of Elevator and Escalator Maintenance and Repairs in Repairs ís Subway System, an investigative report demonstrating that frail and disabled New Yorkers are routinely barred from mass transit due to the MTAís failure to follow its own maintenance rules. New York City
Support provided for neighborhood-based transportation initiatives such as the Greater Gansevoort Urban Improvement Project and the
9th AvenueRenaissance Project.
Work with the Hellís Kitchen/Hudson Yards Alliance and
West Sideelected officials to craft Principles for Development for the West Side Rail Yards. Borough President Stringer is now working with the City and the MTA to implement these principles and ensure a transparent planning process for the future development of the yards.
Ongoing advocacy for a new Moynihan Train Station to diminish crowding and lay the foundation for the comprehensive transportation planning
desperately needs. New York City
Improving Public Transportation
The Second Avenue Subway will bring unparalleled economic and quality of life benefits to
Bus Rapid Transit
The MTA and NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) have completed a study of bus rapid transit (BRT) and chosen five demonstration routes for a trial, which is slated to be implemented in 2008. Once these pilot programs are implemented, the insight they provide should be used to create BRT routes strategically throughout the city. With
Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety and Bike Parking
We have to make the cityís streets safe and pleasant for walkers and cyclists. Traffic calming techniques, which create the perception that the road is more like a residential street and less like a highway, cause drivers to slow down and be more aware of their surroundings. In addition to safety, another reason people do not commute by bike is the lack of safe bike parking. Creating such parking should be a priority in order to move forward toward getting more New Yorkers out of their cars.
People with disabilities are still routinely denied access to our subway platforms. With new leadership, the MTA should use the data reflected in the Borough Presidentís investigative report to reverse these unacceptable conditions.
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