UPDATE (10.30.2020): Post updated with revised overnight maintenance windows.
Welcome back to my ongoing NYTIP series! Throughout this series, I fleshed out point 1 of my three-point plan to improve the NYC Subway – enhance. In this post, I’ll discuss overnight service and subway system maintenance.
[Travel with me…]
UPDATE (01.18.2021): Published a new NYTIP INSIDER post on political challenges. I also updated the SAS Phase 2X/LGA and QB/Utica posts with revised recommendations.
I. NYC Subway (*) || II. Regional Rail || III. Rethinking Roads || IV. Better Buses || V. Bicycles || VI. Micromobility || VII. Ferries and Freight || VIII. NYTIP Cost Volume || NYTIP INSIDER (!)
(!) – section contains new posts
(*) – section contains updated posts
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.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) presented a golden opportunity to rethink transportation in NY. Stay-at-home orders and the resulting decrease in traffic reduced air pollution in cities worldwide; along the Eastern Seaboard, cities normally inundated with pollution from Interstate 95 enjoyed an unusual respite. However, despite the usual rhetoric, politicians have largely failed to seize the moment – traffic hell is slowly returning, with no meaningful solutions in sight.
So how do we fix all this? How do we get NY moving again post-pandemic, in a way that also achieves environmental justice for all?
Enter the New York Transportation Improvement Plan (NYTIP)!
[learn more about NYTIP]
Over the years, I’ve given much though to what The Bronx’s historic Grand Concourse would look like after getting the Complete Streets treatment. As NYC DOT’s plans don’t go nearly far enough, I decided to flesh out some ideas using Streetmix!
[check ’em out!]