Congestion Tops Citizens’ PlaNYC 2030 Concerns

The second phase of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC 2030 outreach campaign, which has been soliciting feedback from the public through meetings with community leaders and on PlaNYC’s website, has been completed, and the word is in: People in New York want to do something about traffic congestion.

So far, the website has received 52,000
visits from almost 15,000 unique visitors who have sent more than 2,500
different suggestions.  These suggestions have ranged from using an
invention to eliminate double-parked cars, to greening our Building
Code, to creating more bike lanes, and developing new rapid bus transit
routes. 
The largest numbers of responses, accounting for 45% percent of the feedback, have been about reducing traffic congestion and ensuring that every New Yorker lives within 10 minutes of a park. 

The third phase of the outreach effort will kick off with a Feb. 16 forum with immigrant community leaders at Gracie Mansion, with "issue-oriented meetings and public town hall-style meetings in each
borough" beginning the week of February 22nd.

  • “The largest numbers of responses, accounting for 45% percent of the feedback, have been about reducing traffic congestion and ensuring that every New Yorker lives within 10 minutes of a park.”

    One solution: roll back the conversion of parkways to expressways and restore their linear parks.

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