Part of the Crossroads of the World is undergoing a three-year, $40 million makeover in an effort to make the area more pedestrian friendly.
LEDs can last for up to 20 years before they need to be replaced compared with a six-year life for the current high-pressure sodium street lights. The initiative will save the city about $14 million a year, Mayor Bloomberg said.
The cameras are being set up in chronic speeding spots within a quarter-mile of some schools. The city has identified 100 areas in school zones where speeding is an issue.
The first round of cameras will be installed near schools where it’s been documented that at least 75 percent of drivers broke the speed limit, the city announced.
In a recent survey conducted by the Department of Transportation, 10 percent of those polled admitted to being lost in the past week and one out of three didn’t know which way was north.
New York State lawmakers have approved a bill allowing the city to install speed cameras in front of New York City schools.
The new Citi Bike bicycle sharing program has surpassed 250,000 rides in less than three weeks of operation, the city announced Sunday.
Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) said speeding is a real problem in the city, but it can be especially dangerous around schools.
Thousands of people are enjoying the new Citi Bike shared bicycles every day, but many stations are still being plagued with persistent problems.
Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced Wednesday more than 30,000 riders have signed up as annual members. She says the program has had more than 6,000 daily and weekly users, too.
New York City’s controversial bike share program rolled out on Monday for roughly 15,000 annual members who will have one week of exclusive access before daily and weekly memberships start on June 2.
A week from today, Citi Bike stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn will go online, and thousands of inexperienced cyclists rolling out.
New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan calls the congestion between the bridge and the FDR Drive “the Brooklyn Bridge Squeeze.”
The Transportation Commissioner said that roughly half the bike stations were moved from their originally proposed locations after input from neighbors.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood stopped by the Battery Friday to bring New York a check for $287 million to rebuild roads, bridges, and tunnels damaged by superstorm Sandy and other storms.