Sustainable streets index 2008

From 2003 to 2007, rising levels of mass transit ridership and bicycling commuting accompanied New York City's population and employment growth. Vehicle traffic levels, however, were essentially unchanged. Funding decisions made in coming months will determine the mixture of transit fare increases, service cuts, higher taxes and new tolls that are used to address the transit system's fiscal difficulties. This report looks broadly at trends in how travellers use the city's streets and transportation systems since 1990. The report focuses on the period of economic expansion from 2003 to 2007. It also compares trends during this recent period with trends during the economic expansion of the 1990s. These comparisons are essential to understanding how New Yorkers are changing the ways they travel in the face of the population and employment growth of recent years and changes in transportation systems and operations. The analysis thus illuminates how well the city is positioned for sustainable growth once the current downturn in the economic cycle plays out.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 38p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01383819
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 3:54PM