Welcome to BRBRbrooklyn! Whether you are pedaling to the shore, the store, your neighbor’s stoop, or back to your own coop, this blog is for you. Bay Ridge Bicycle Routes is an effort raise to awareness within our neighborhood and among civic groups about the activities of bicyclists in Bay Ridge and other nearby communities in southern Brooklyn.

Our neighborhood’s immediate access to the harbor, less congested street traffic, friendly atmosphere, expansive parks and flat terrain (except, of course, for the steep ridge in Bay Ridge!) makes our corner of New York City one of the most fantastic places to ride a bicycle. Whether for transportation, recreation, fun or fitness, cycling is great in Bay Ridge.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

PlaNYC Update: Transportation Issues and Opportunities

On August 8th, several committees of the American Institute of Architects held a roundtable discussion about the status of transportation in New York City. The discussion was one of a series of ongoing presentations that will culminate in a whitepaper publication later this year.

Since PlaNYC was introduced, it is an open question whether the plan will continue to guide purposeful changes over several decades or evaporate under the political and financial pressures of a future administration. Charted side by side, PlaNYC 2.0 (release earlier in 2011) shows more specificity than the original version in some areas — expanded Select Bus Service in the outer boroughs, East River ferries, Muni-Meters, transit-oriented up-zoning, traffic-management systems, and anti-congestion technologies — but not, overall, a corresponding increase in ambition.

Read more at eOculus.

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