The plan laid out, for the first time ever, a clear and detailed transportation policy for New York City — one that promised a new direction.
DOT is delivering on the promises of its plan, and is moving forward on every one of the 164 actions committed to in Sustainable Streets.
In total, the agency repurposed 180 acres of former road space for other uses: 141 for new bike lanes, 39 for new public plazas and traffic calming.
In the Spring of 2008, DOT released Sustainable Streets, the agency's strategic plan.
DOT will use this data to inform future projects, as outlined in the Action Plan portion of the report The Active Design Guidelines are the City's first publication to focus on designers' role in tackling one of the most urgent health crises of our day: obesity and related diseases including diabetes.
The Guidelines were developed by a partnership of City agencies, working with leading architects and planners, to complement other City publications, such as the DDC's series of handbooks for architects and urban designers and DOT's Street Design Manual.
DOT is partnering with the US Department of Energy and the Climate Group to develop an LED pilot program for new technologies that will further reduce the City's greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency.
Data collected from New York City's LED installations will quantify the performance of LEDs and assist other cities interested in the conversion to LED fixtures.
A summary of DOT's public realm strategies, as part of the agency's efforts to place New York City at the forefront of urban development. city and is getting safer, with 62% fewer traffic fatalities per 100,000 than the average of the 24 next-largest cities.This report is grounded in the findings from a Public Space/Public Life Survey conducted by world-renowned Gehl Architects/Urban Quality Consultants in the fall of 2007. Traffic fatalities decreased 31% from 2001 to 2010 to historic lows.The New York City Interagency Road Safety Plan (pdf) describes programs and initiatives to further reduce traffic fatalities, injuries and crashes, improve compliance with traffic laws and improve road safety in New York City.The Guide outlines both a clear vision for complete streets and a basic road map for how to bring them to fruition.clearly presents the procedures that govern work of New York City's streets.Safer Cycling is a comprehensive study that analyzes growth of cycling and NYC’s bicycle network, noting that as the number of regular bicyclists has increased, cycling has grown dramatically safer.