Left turns kill, says new NYC Department of Transportation report

Left turns kill, says new NYC Department of Transportation report

A new report from the New York City Department of Transportation finds that vehicles making left turns caused about 19 percent of all pedestrian and cyclist deaths or serious injuries in the city last year. That is over three times the rate of and or a

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NYC Dept. of Transportation Says ‘No’ to Central Park Car Ban

NYC Dept. of Transportation Says ‘No’ to Central Park Car Ban

The fight for a ban on cars in Central Park has been a back and forth debate between Manhattan Community Boards and the Department of Transportation, but it’s looking like arguments for a trial ban have fallen on deaf ears. For months now, half a dozen Community

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Federal Grant Will Help Build New Sustainable Transportation and Community Development Projects in NY

Federal Grant Will Help Build New Sustainable Transportation and Community Development Projects in NY

Through an ambitious joint effort between New York and Connecticut, federal funding will soon provide a huge investment directed towards community development and sustainable transportation. This new initiative is expected to bridge the gap between departmental

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NYC approves pilot program to install electric vehicle charging stations across city

NYC approves pilot program to install electric vehicle charging stations across city

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Amtrak purchasing new high-speed trains to speed up travel between New York, Boston and Washington DC

Amtrak purchasing new high-speed trains to speed up travel between New York, Boston and Washington DC

New York City and New York State stand to benefit from last Friday’s announcement by Vice President Joe Biden that Amtrak will be the recipient of the largest single loan in the Department of Transportation’s history — $2.45 billion federal funds to

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$10M city grant will enable new bike and pedestrian bridges over the Bronx River

$10M city grant will enable new bike and pedestrian bridges over the Bronx River

Thanks to a 10 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Bronx River Alliance will now be able to build two bicycle and pedestrian bridges and develop a pathway along the river between Concrete Plant Park and Starlight bridges

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Solar-Powered Boogie Down Booth Pops Up Under a South Bronx Subway Station

Solar-Powered Boogie Down Booth Pops Up Under a South Bronx Subway Station

One of New York’s hottest music scenes can now be found in a very unexpected spot! Yesterday, the NYC Department of Transportation and the Design Trust for Public Space unveiled the “Boogie Down Booth”—a 24/7, all-access Bronx-born music experience

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Upper Manhattan Could Soon Be Getting Its First Protected Bike Lane

Upper Manhattan Could Soon Be Getting Its First Protected Bike Lane

The New York City Department of Transportation wants to give Upper Manhattan bikers a helping hand with a whole new set of bike lanes, as well as the area’s first protected bike lane this summer. The DOT recently presented new plans before the Community

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Phase 1 of Times Square Reconstruction Completed in Time for New Year’s Eve

Phase 1 of Times Square Reconstruction Completed in Time for New Year’s Eve

Times Square has been in the process of being transformed into a permanent pedestrian haven, and yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg, NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and NYC Department of Design and Construction Commissioner David

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Nine Miles of New Bike Lanes Coming to Queens

Nine Miles of New Bike Lanes Coming to Queens

It may seem like Manhattan and Brooklyn have been receiving the lion’s share of bike-related privileges, but Queens residents have made it clear that they enjoy biking too, dammit! Luckily, the  Department of Transportation has responded to the requests of Long

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Are NYC Bike Lanes Actually Helping Cars Move Faster?

Are NYC Bike Lanes Actually Helping Cars Move Faster?

Opponents of bike lanes in New York City have argued that they take room away from cars and slow traffic down, but a new report is showing the opposite. The study, released by NYC’s Department of Transportation, found that car speeds have actually increased

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Astoria Park Shore Fest 2013

Astoria Park Shore Fest 2013

The Astoria Park Alliance, in coalition with the Department of Transportation (DOT), Build It Green!NYC (BIG!NYC), We Heart Astoria, plus Green Shores NYC and other community groups and local businesses, invite you to celebrate at this summer’s Astoria Park

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Citi Bike Launches Today in New York City: How to Pick Up Your Key If You Don’t Have One Yet

Citi Bike Launches Today in New York City: How to Pick Up Your Key If You Don’t Have One Yet

Today is the day! Mayor Bloomberg and Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan will be announcing the official launch of the Citi Bike NYC bike share program this morning. The first Citi Bike stations will open in Manhattan below

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Brooklyn Gears Up for an Additional 14 Miles of Bike Lanes

Brooklyn Gears Up for an Additional 14 Miles of Bike Lanes

With the Citi Bike program expected to open in May, the New York City Department of Transportation has its sights set on giving Brooklyn cyclists more room to ride across the borough. The proposed Brooklyn Greenway Project will add 14 miles of bike lanes from

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“Heartwalk” Sculpture Made of Hurricane Sandy Wood Gets New Home in Brooklyn

“Heartwalk” Sculpture Made of Hurricane Sandy Wood Gets New Home in Brooklyn

Heartwalk in Times Square
The project was spearheaded by the DUMBO Improvement District and Situ Studio, in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT). Situ Studio was originally commissioned to create the piece for Times Square,

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View from the Cloisters Museum Threatened by LG Electronics’ New Highrise Construction by HOK

View from the Cloisters Museum Threatened by LG Electronics’ New Highrise Construction by HOK

LG, one of the largest taxpayers in the area, received approval for the intended development last fall by the New Jersey State Department of Transportation and Department of Environmental Protection. The project, designed by HOK, will span 493,000-square-feet

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Staten Island Ferry to Get a Green Upgrade for 2013

Staten Island Ferry to Get a Green Upgrade for 2013

One ship in the Staten Island Ferry’s fleet will be getting a green facelift for 2013. In a pilot program to help reduce the company’s fuel costs, the Department of Transportation will convert one of the diesel-guzzling ferries to natural gas. The eco-friendly

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Citibike Bike Share Program Officially Delayed Again Due to Hurricane Sandy Damage

Citibike Bike Share Program Officially Delayed Again Due to Hurricane Sandy Damage

It looks like NYC cyclers will have to wait a bit longer for the Citi Bike bike share program – and this time, Hurricane Sandy is to blame. Just as we speculated last month, the New York City Department of Transportation announced today that the bike share

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Central Park Now Glows With Energy-Saving Cree LED Street Lights

Central Park Now Glows With Energy-Saving Cree LED Street Lights

Just a short time after receiving a $100 million donation from an adoring New Yorker, Central Park also underwent a new green lighting makeover. Last month, the New York City Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Energy GATEWAY program successfully

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DOT Decides Against Greyhound YO! Bus Stop Next to Seward Park After Community Outcry

DOT Decides Against Greyhound YO! Bus Stop Next to Seward Park After Community Outcry

Hundreds of Lower East Siders breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after the NYC Department of Transportation changed their minds about the proposed Greyhound YO! Bus stop next to Seward Park and decided not to approve it. The community was in an uproar last

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DOT Ignores Community Outcry and OKs Greyhound Terminal at Seward Park

DOT Ignores Community Outcry and OKs Greyhound Terminal at Seward Park

To the horror of Community Board 3 and Lower East Side residents, the Department of Transportation has given approval to Greyhound’s proposal for a new bus station on Essex Street in front of Seward Park, the nation’s oldest playground. Despite fervent

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DIY Softwalks Kits Let You Turn Ugly Scaffolding into Fun Pop-Up Parks!

DIY Softwalks Kits Let You Turn Ugly Scaffolding into Fun Pop-Up Parks!

The Softwalks initiative was born out of the MFA Transdisciplinary Design program at Parsons, The New School. Students were inspired by the Department of Transportation’s amazing makeover of the city’s traffic heavy areas into giant pedestrian walkways like

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PHOTOS: Summer Streets 2012 Kicks Off in New York City!

PHOTOS: Summer Streets 2012 Kicks Off in New York City!

According to the New York City Department of Transportation, the goal of Summer Streets is to provide healthy recreation and encourage New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.

At the Uptown rest stop, New Yorkers can take a Tai Chi class

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Astoria Park Shore Fest

Astoria Park Shore Fest

The Astoria Park Alliance, in coalition with the Department of Transportation (DOT), Green Shores NYC, Build It Green!NYC (BIG!NYC), and other community groups and local businesses opens Shore Boulevard to pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles this summer,

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New Tree-Lined Solar Streetscape Could Be Coming Soon to Manhattan’s Upper West Side

New Tree-Lined Solar Streetscape Could Be Coming Soon to Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Upper West Siders rejoice! A stretch of Columbus Ave. is about to get a green makeover with solar technology infusing the sidewalks. The Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOT) is moving

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