Vision Long Island Smart Growth Summit

Workshops include:

State of the Towns and Villages, featuring:

  • Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Town of N. Hempstead
  • Supervisor Steve Bellone, Town of Babylon
  • Supervisor Mark Lesko, Town of Brookhaven
  • Supervisor Phil Nolan, Town of Islip
  • Supervisor Sean Walter, Town of Riverhead
  • Supervisor Kate Murray, Town of Hempstead

Financing Smart Growth
Developments of Regional Impact
Wastewater Infrastructure
Transportation Reform
Clean Energy
Transit-Oriented Development
Affordable Housing
Public Safety & Downtown Revitalization
Farmers Markets & CSAs
Healthcare & Land Use
Downtown Destinations: Arts, Theaters, Hotels
NYS Smart Growth Legislation
Federal Sustainability Initiative


Long Island Towns Pursue Complete Streets Despite Assembly Stalling

New York State still lacks a complete streets law, despite the bill’s overwhelming passage through the State Senate and the support of the Assembly’s Transportation Committee. After a series of amendments in June, the Assembly bill now matches the stronger Senate version, but is stuck in the Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Upper Manhattan […]

Man “Tasered” and Arrested for Leaving Airport by Bike

If you think handing out traffic tickets to Central Park cyclists or random seizures of locked bicycles qualifies as outrageous police behavior, check out what happened to Stephan Orsak when he tried to leave the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport on his Brompton folding bicycle. He says that he was pulled over by a police […]

NYPD Still Won’t Ticket Their Own

With the release of Transportation Alternatives’ new report on parking placard abuse and the introduction of City Council Member Daniel Garodnick’s bill to add scannable bar codes to official placards, the push is on again to curb the flagrant exploitation of parking privileges. Despite the substantial reduction in official placards by the Bloomberg administration in […]