REBNY Goes Green, Gets Behind PlaNYC

The Real Estate Board of New York started running television commercials yesterday in support of PlaNYC. REBNY is arguably the most powerful interest group in the city. While not specifically mentioning congestion pricing in the ad, REBNY did quote former President Clinton saying in relation to the mayor’s plan: "The longer I wait in traffic, the better I like it."

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Congestion pricing advocate Carolyn Konheim and consulting partner Brian Ketcham are advising the Bloomberg administration to drop its resistance to a congestion pricing Environmental Impact Study. The two say a study is needed to head off "likely 11th hour litigation" aimed at stopping the three-year pilot program from taking effect, a possibility Streetsblog alluded to […]

Small Business Leaders Voice Support For PlaNYC

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Critics of congestion pricing often claim that small businesses will bear an unfair burden if the Mayor is successful in implementing his plan. But yesterday, a diverse group of small business leaders from throughout the five boroughs gathered on the steps of City Hall yesterday to voice their support for the Mayor’s PlaNYC initiative. From […]

Congestion Pricing Foes Will Go into Attack Mode

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Crain’s New York Business reports that the group leading the campaign against congestion pricing will begin a lobbying blitz aimed at derailing Mayor Bloomberg’s pricing proposal next week, just as the mayor goes to Albany to try to win state legislators over to his PlaNYC initiative. The arguments to be mounted by the "Keep NYC […]

Bloomberg Touches on Safe Streets, Pricing in State of the City

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Mayor Bloomberg delivered his seventh State of the City Address yesterday morning at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The speech had several nuggets of news and info related to livable streets issues. Touting the good news from 2007, the Mayor noted that New York City’s streets are getting safer: In 2007, we made the safest big […]

How Green Is Our Mayor

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Bookending his much-vaunted Earth Day speech with congratulatory video clips from California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Mayor Mike Bloomberg called for New Yorkers to take the initiative in the international fight against global warming, positioning himself as a leader on the issue. "Climate change is a national challenge, and meeting […]

Details of the Mayor’s Residential Parking Permit Proposal

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Potential residential parking permit stickers, curbside regulations, and David Yassky. Here are some more details about the residential parking permit program proposed today by Mayor Bloomberg and DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan: A residential parking permit (RPP) plan will be included in the congestion pricing legislation that will be introduced in the City Council and State […]