“This July is one of the most critical months in Penn Station’s 113-year history. Madison Square Garden’s lease over the station is up this month, and the Garden’s management is insisting it be renewed. At stake is not just Penn Station itself but rail service throughout the entire New York Metropolitan Area.”
“We join many other New Yorkers, including Los Deliveristas, a social justice group that represents the estimated 65,000 delivery workers, and call on the city to find alternatives to a ban that protects NYCHA residents from fire hazards without impacting transportation access or imperiling the growth of this affordable and sustainable mobility option.”
‘Micromobility has proven its value as an affordable, efficient, and equitable transport option and should play a prominent role as our cities reopen and residents head back to work.’
From subways and buses to bikes and ferries, the people who win this year’s elections for mayor and other city offices will not only shape how New Yorkers get around, but also how public space and taxpayer money gets used.
‘We can’t collect New Yorkers’ data first and justify it later; we have to only track the public when it will actually help, and then with safeguards against abuse and misuse.’
‘If an uninvited kiss or unwanted touching doesn’t lead to a criminal complaint, even if the driver is terminated from the platform under which it occurred, the driver who violated a passenger may continue as a predator behind the wheel for another ridesharing company.’
‘We can use this moment to position ourselves in ways that best serve New Yorkers—those who have stayed, those who will return, and the newcomers who will power New York’s next cycle of growth.’
Anna Rhoads, Sadia Haque, Rainier Harris, Lakhsmi Chatterjee, Mia Gindis, Jeanmarie Evelly, Brandon Yam, Manoli Figetakis and Hailey Del Valle |
Minimizing the negative effects of truck traffic is no easy task, experts say, as the movement of goods is integral to the city’s economy, and is compounded by the rise of home-delivery services like Amazon Prime and FreshDirect.
Activists say 15 cyclists have been killed on the city’s streets so far this year, including three fatalities that took place in one week.
‘Lawmakers don’t have to spend a dime of taxpayer money to get access to e-bikes and e-scooters, and to start improving local transportation for all New Yorkers right now. They just need to get out of the way.’