Mayor Bloomberg’s long-sought effort to require the city’s taxi fleet to phase in hybrid automobiles is getting a boost today with the introduction of federal legislation that will grant local governments the right to set fuel-efficiency standards for their taxis.
An earlier effort was stripped out of omnibus transportation legislation stalled. It was included in Read More
Since it’s a bike-lane themed sort of morning, here’s a clip of quotable Congressman Anthony Weiner happily entertaining a bike lane question, which had been lingering for a few days, after he vowed to spend his first year as mayor getting rid of them.
“I generally support bike lanes,” he Read More
Responding to the New York magazine story, this memo gets released, from senior adviser Howard Wolfson:
To: Interested Parties
From: Howard Wolfson
Subject: Bike Lanes
Date: March 21, 2011
In light of this week’s New York magazine article about bike lanes I thought you might find the below useful.
· The majority of New Read More
A look at the forces working against NYC Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, from Matthew Shaer:
Bike-lane opponents are now hoping that the Prospect Park West bike lane could be the place where … the “unstoppable force” of Sadik-Khan meets an “immovable object.” The immovable object in this case is Iris Weinshall. The knock on the former Read More