New York City Department of Transportation
The country’s largest bike sharing system will launch in New York City next spring.
The New York Water Taxi service from a temporary landing at Great Kills Park making stops near Wall Street and in Midtown began Monday morning. One-way fare on the New York Water Taxi ferry is $2.
Staten Island residents on Monday will have a new temporary ferry service to help them get around in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
The Long Beach Branch had be running via diesel trains since service resumed nearly two weeks ago. The resumption of electric service now means that all 11 LIRR branches are fully operational for the first time since Sandy hit, Gov. Cuomo said.
In a press conference Sunday afternoon, Mayor Bloomberg announced that the carpooling regulations put in place after Superstorm Sandy will not go back into effect for the work week.
“Although, if the city is so clogged the way it was last Wednesday where even emergency vehicles couldn’t get around we will reinstitute these,” Bloomberg said. “They did make a very big difference. Even though they do impact and inconvenience a lot of people, safety once again is the most powerful thing and the most important thing to us.”
Vehicles entering Manhattan by the four East River bridges and the Lincoln Tunnel must have three or more passengers on Thursday and Friday between 6 a.m. and midnight.
A newly-released study has indicated that pedestrian plazas and protected bike lanes in New York City have been good news for local business, and for public safety.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is fighting to install more red-light cameras across the city.
Under the plan, the walking lanes would double in size from seven feet wide to 14 feet wide. The bike lanes would widen from seven to 11 feet.
New York City plans to eventually have 10,000 rent-a-bikes and 600 bike docking stations on the streets and sidewalks, making it the largest bike sharing program in the country.