DOT Rolls Out “Sustainable Streets” Plan

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The DOT today released its "Sustainable Streets" plan, an outline for bringing "a green approach" to transportation in the city by implementing safer, more equitable "world class streets policies." Of course state lawmakers took away the most powerful tool in the box by rejecting congestion pricing, so the agency is out of necessity focusing on measures within the city's control, like Bus Rapid Transit, bike lanes and installation of public plazas.

The report may be downloaded from the DOT web site. The "Benchmarks" section contains itemized lists of short- and long-term goals, including a couple of tantalizing bits about weekend bike-ped corridors and reducing car use in city parks.

Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan will preview the plan tonight at an invitation-only event. More details soon.