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Articles about "NYC Department of Transportation"

  • A Future Paved with Bike Lanes? By Zain Ul-Arifeen | July 05, 2016

    As the urban infrastructure evolves to cater to cyclists, will we witness a cultural shift where cycling becomes a key medium of transport within the city?

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  • L-Train Shutdown: The Issue, the Consequences, and the Proposed Solutions By Zain Ul-Arifeen | June 01, 2016

    What will life be like when the L-train shuts down? We delve into the immediate impacts and the potential mitigation strategies.

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  • Connecting NYC: X Line or Bus Rapid Transit? By Ilana Yoneshige | February 25, 2015

    The pros and cons on two proposals to create more efficient routes between the boroughs.

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  • Frustrated With NYC Public Transit? There's an App For That By Olivia Smedley | September 03, 2013

    Smart phones can do practically anything. They can play music, take pictures, surf the web, and even become your own personal space heater. People download apps to make their lives easier, so why not make your morning commute a bit better with your phone?

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  • Janette Sadik-Khan: A Familiar Face in the Crowd By Joel Bennett | July 15, 2013

    When thinking of New York City, some of the first things that come to mind are back-to-back traffic, blaring horns, and screaming cabbies. These chaotic street scenes are merely the blood pumping through the city’s veins, congestion that is the bane of our existence yet rests in a fond place in our hearts whenever we venture out to the suburbs. While there’s never going to be anything close to a relaxed, orderly flow of traffic, Janette Sadik-Khan has been assigned the thankless task of taming it all for the past six years, and somehow has kept her cool in a city known for its road rage.

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  • New York City Gets Back to Work By Aby Thomas | November 01, 2012

    While we thought New York would be making a slow recovery from Hurricane Sandy, the city's citizens have already started to steadily get back on their feet, and simply get back to their normal lives. For New Yorkers, the fact that some of the subway trains are running again is reason enough to celebrate, although it seems that it will take a few more days for all the subway lines to be fully functional. But the city seems eager to get people out and about again, and they are offering free rides on both the subways and the buses up till Friday. This should hopefully serve as a sort of incentive for people to get back to their normal lives, and get the city up and running again.

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  • LOOK! Campaign Hopes To Make Crossing Streets Safer By Aby Thomas | September 21, 2012

    Words like "hectic," “bustling” and “busy” are often used to describe New York City streets. Navigating Manhattan’s roads and sidewalks is an art in itself, as anyone who has seen New Yorkers weave their way through tourists on the footpath and vehicles on the driveways will justify. Tapping away on smart phones, flipping through newspapers, eating a quick meal of Chinese takeout—these are just a few of things New York residents do while running across roads. Is it a talent? Maybe. Is it dangerous? Definitely.

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  • A Museum Guide to Subway Art: There's an App for that By Gabrielle Hughes | March 19, 2012

    New York City's art scene is arbuably the most expansive in the world, and since 1985, neighborhood subway stations have been adorned with mosaics, stained glass, and even randomly dispersed miniature bronze men. The artwork is seen daily by 8.5 million commuters, and now, discovering the artist responsible, or gathering further information about a particular piece, can simply be done through consulting a smartphone.

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  • DOT Attempts to Make Delancey Street Safer, Shortens Crosswalks By Daniel Muhlenberg | February 13, 2012

    In response to a string of fatal accidents, the Department of Transportation passed a new safety plan last week that will shorten the pedestrian crosswalks on Delancey Street, one of the widest and deadliest streets in Manhattan. The crossing distance for pedestrians on Delancey Street is 165 feet with a 30 foot median, so the DOT decided to shorten 14 of the 19 crosswalks between the Bowery and Clinton Street by extending the sidewalks, thus shortening crossing time. However, many of the more popular proposals among the residents of the Lower East Side and Chinatown apartments were rejected by the DOT under the rationale that traffic flow to and from the Williamsburg Bridge must not be hindered. The DOT will implement these changes by June of this year.

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  • Hell's Kitchen Residents Get a Shot to Choose Bike-Share Stations By Daniel Muhlenberg | January 30, 2012

    Residents of Hell’s Kitchen apartments, take note: New York City’s Department of Transportation wants your advice. Community Board 4 and the DOT will host a Community Planning Workshop tomorrow in Midtown West that will let community members make specific proposals for how the DOT should implement an unprecedented program. Considering that the DOT is undertaking the formidable challenge of implementing New York City’s first bike share program by this summer, it shouldn’t come as a shock that they need some help. Just look at the size and scope of the project - 600 solar-paneled stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn will house around 10,000 publicly-available bicycles. It’s safe to say that without community input the DOT would only be able to make educated guesses as to where to place the stations, which is why they’re turning to community members. The only people who really know where the stations should go are the locals.

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