With Trump taking the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement, New York can expect warmer temperatures, greater flooding and more damage from storms, and a whole host of other issues.
- Did you see the New York Times article about composting? New York is trying to become more sustainable but it’s challenging for all sorts of reasons. However, building greener, more dense neighborhoods and improving public transit so people don’t have to drive will have more of an impact than composting. (It’ll be more affordable, too).
- Check out this comparison between the subway map and where the trains really run.
Notice how squished together everything is in Manhattan and how much further apart subway lines are in Brooklyn and Queens.
- The Move NY group is proposing a plan to charge drivers for going into downtown Manhattan and use that money to pay for better transit. Their original plan required state approval and would also have lowered tolls on bridges between the outer boroughs where there are fewer mass transit options. This plan could be adopted by New York City but the money wouldn’t go directly to the MTA and so would make less of an immediate impact on fixing all the issues with the subways.