New York City makes the Smart Move!
On the occasion of the 6th US Conference on Public Transport and Sustainable Development held in September, New York City unveiled the first results of its “Greener, Greater New-York” strategy which gives priority to buses and coaches since 2007 with the creation of dedicated lanes and new bus stops.
Over two years, the strategy has achieved a 20 to 30% decrease in travel time and a 30% increase in bus and coach use. These in turn have entailed a 56% fall of accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists, and a 98% satisfaction rate of NYC citizens.
The 6th US Conference on Public Transport and Sustainable Development brought together some 180 leaders in transport network management to explore the best ways to achieve a greener, safer and more efficient transport system in North America.
|Read NYC progress report on Sustainable Streets (2009)