nerdy.nel’s new york-area transportation improvement plan (NYTIP): an introduction

UPDATE (07.21.2019): Added a link to the 7th post in this series. Check back regularly for more updates.

Over the years, I’ve given much thought to New York’s transportation infrastructure and how to improve it. While I mainly focused on subways, given my love of trains, I recently began thinking beyond the rails.

It’s no secret – NYC’s subway is in crisis. NY is always stuck in traffic. NY’s highways are a chief source of pollution and misery. Politicians blame bikes for car-caused congestion. And none of it’s getting any better. So how do we fix it?

Introducing the New York-area Transportation Improvement Plan (NYTIP)!

[learn more about NYTIP]

death on dyckman

From Streetsblog:

The de Blasio administration says it will make what is apparently an unprecendented move during the so-called Vision Zero era: It will remove a protected bike lane from a major street that it had redesigned to save lives.

Bowing to political pressure from a Congressman who couldn’t even get out of his car to assess a pair of lanes on Dyckman Street installed last year, DOT said in a late Friday tweet that it will eliminate the eastbound protected bike lane and retain the westbound one.

The move will endanger cyclists and create more room for illegal parking.

(Emphasis mine.)

NYC is screwed.

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