January 14, 2009

NYC Wins International Award for Sustainable Transport

Last night, New York City was the first city in the United States to be awarded the international Sustainable Transport Award. The award honours the city for adopting transportation strategies that work towards decreasing air pollution, and slowing down climate change. In NYC, there was a boom of new public transportation riders thanks to newer and broader public transit options. Also, more bicycle lanes were added on streets, which appeared to increase the number of commuters taking their bikes to work. As I mentioned yesterday, it’s going to be very important to consider ways to green America’s infrastructure for cities of the future, and it’s great to see America’s most well-known city leading the way.

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