Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | 2,000 Cameras Will Be Watching How You Drive in New York City Advertisement Supported by Will the nation’s largest urban network of speed cameras make the city safer or “one big speed trap?” ByWinnie Hu July 1, 2019 [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox. ] Cameras have stood guard outside New York City schools for years to keep children safe from speeding cars. City officials say they have led to fewer injuries and crashes. Now the city is sharply expanding the use of such cameras to nearly every neighborhood. It’s part of a far-reaching effort to enforce speed limits, including on busy streets with no schools and at times when classes are out — at night, on holidays and during summer vacation. The result will be the … [Read more...] about 2,000 Cameras Will Be Watching How You Drive in New York City
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New York City is preparing to implement a congestion charge on vehicles driving in certain areas of the metropolis. The New York Times reports that all vehicles which travel in Manhattan below 60th street will be subject to a fee. It remains to be seen how much vehicles will be charged to drive in the heart of Manhattan, but 80 per cent of revenue raised will be funneled towards the city’s subway and bus network while 10 per cent each will be allocated to the Long Island Rail Road and the Metro-North Railroad. As part of the congestion pricing program, the city intends on overhauling the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the agency which oversees New York City’s bus and subway networks. Also Read: Back and Forth Parking Job New York City Style While the Big Apple will be the first city in the United States to implement a congestion charge, the likes of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle are also said to be considering something similar. The implementation of this … [Read more...] about New York City To Implement Congestion Charge In Bid To Reduce Traffic
New York City is getting its first autonomous shuttle, as self-driving company Optimus Ride will debut autonomous shuttles in the Brooklyn Navy Yard sometime in the second quarter of 2019, as reported by The Verge and other outlets. Optimus Ride, a Boston-based company spun off from MIT, focuses on geo-fenced, fixed-route shuttles. Unlike AVs being tested by Waymo, Uber, GM Cruise, and others that are out in the wild on city streets, these shuttles are more analogous to airport people-movers or Disney theme park shuttles, constantly operating along the same, short, specific, simple route in controlled environments. Current fully-automated driving can handle these scenarios pretty well. A driverless shuttle without in-person human monitors was used in Las Vegas during the 2017 CES conference and pilot programs have been rolled out around the world including in the UK, France, Australia, and Singapore. While the world waiting—and waiting and waiting and waiting—for … [Read more...] about New York City Is Getting An Autonomous Shuttle. Would You Use It?
It takes approximately seven seconds of existing in New York to realize the streets don’t really work for anyone. They don’t work for drivers trying to get places, for buses trying to move, for cyclists trying not to die, for trucks trying to make deliveries, for emergency vehicles trying to save people, or even for pedestrians. And the clogged streets only exacerbate the city’s transportation problems underground (and vice versa.) So how do you fix that, and what could such a fix mean for other American cities? One very ambitious plan was unveiled today by New York City Council Speaker (and mayoral candidate) Corey Johnson, and it’s something that if executed could redefine the role of city streets as we understand them here—and elsewhere. Johnson unveiled that plan today at a State of the City speech—not to be confused with the actual State of the City speech, given by the Mayor in January, that everyone forgot existed within seconds of its … [Read more...] about This Plan Could Make New York City’s Streets Not Suck
Not long ago, MINI announced that it will be joining forces with Sing for Hope for the Driving Hope partnership, motivated by an avid hope of bringing creativity to communities around the country. The two partners decided to bring out the Sing for Hope Pianos back on the streets of New York City this summer but with a twist. Therefore, today the MINI Piano was unveiled, which is basically a MINI Countryman turned into a piano on wheels. Between today, June 4 and June 24, 51 Sing for Hope pianos will be made available for anyone and everyone to play, in parks, public spaces, and other high-traffic locations across all five boroughs. The 51st piano is within a specially designed and modified MINI Countryman that has been outfitted with a keyboard, sound system, and brightly colored exterior. The official unveiling took place today at 12:00 p.m., at 28 Liberty Plaza in New York City. The festivities were kicked off by Sing for Hope Co-Founders Camille Zamora and Monica Yunus and … [Read more...] about Sing for Hope and MINI Unveil the Official MINI Piano in New York City