Walking Tour: Downtown: Planning and Preservation

Not since the 1960s has there been so much focus on developing Downtown. Then, as now, the challenge is preserving its historic fabric. The tour will focus on landmarking and redevelopment in the area around the transportation center of the Fulton/Nassau Street corridor, including recent losses and compromises. The tour will include the Corbin Building, early works of DeLemos and Cordes, plus some interesting cast-iron buildings. Bring a MetroCard. Leader: Joe Svehlak, urban preservationist.

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The Tour de Bronx

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Sunday morning was the Tour de Bronx. An estimated 5,000 riders took to the streets. The highlight of the ride was the trip along a car-free Sheridan Expressway. The South Bronx River Watershed Alliance, a coalition of community groups and citywide organizations believes that the 1.25 mile stretch of road along the Bronx River can […]

Tour: New York’s Public Transportation

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The physical City of New York is the product of numerous planners, developers, and municipal officials as well as private citizens. This tour explores how the city was planned and grew, and is served by the infrastructure that we use every day. Explore the alternative forms of public transportation that are available in the region. This tour […]

Tour de Brooklyn: City is Considering Car-Free Central Park Trial

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New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan enjoys a lighter moment with Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz as Noah Budnick of Transportation Alternatives welcomes cyclists to the 2007 Tour de Brooklyn. The third annual Tour de Brooklyn bike ride rolled through the borough Sunday with sunny skies, temperatures in the low 70s and a light breeze along a […]
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In Washington State, Speeding Projects to Slow Motorists

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Here’s what happening around the Network today: Washington State Passes Neighborhood Safe Streets Bill: The state of Washington has passed legislation that will make it easier for towns and cities to calm traffic on neighborhood streets. According to the Alliance for Biking and Walking, the law allows localities to lower speed limits without conducting engineering […]