60 New Electric Buses to Operate in Queens, Staten Island, & Brooklyn

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Wed, 15 May 2024 19:15:37 +0000

Governor Kathy Hochul yesterday introduced 60 new electric buses that will operate in routes in Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the New York Power Authority are building critical infrastructure to power a zero-emissions bus fleet, including installing 17 new bus charge points at Grand Avenue … [continued]

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NYC Dept. Of Transportation Authorizes Electric Cargo Bikes For Use On City Streets

Credit to Author: Derek Markham| Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2024 23:01:08 +0000

Last month, New York City’s Department of Transportation authorized the use of electric cargo bikes on city streets, and put some key safety standards in place. On March 27, NYC DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez announced the amendments to the city’s traffic rules to allow the operation of “pedal-assist commercial bicycles,” … [continued]

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Flooding Issue in NYC? Rooftop Gardens for Bus Stops to the Rescue!

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2023 03:59:04 +0000

New York City has a lot of concrete, and it’s not located in the desert. As a result, it’s got a problem with flooding, and the problem is only growing. One obvious solution to this problem is to get more soil and greenery in the Big Apple. But where? This is New York City, after […]

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New 1st-in-Nation Electric Vehicle Charging Report Shows High Usage & Reliability at Curbside Plugs Across NYC

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 19 May 2023 02:57:58 +0000

NYC DOT releases nation’s first evaluation report on curbside electric vehicle charging, examining first 18 months of City’s pilot program Nearly 50,000 charging sessions recorded, with utilization rates growing steadily over course of pilot Charging infrastructure has been remarkably reliable, with charger uptime at 99.9% NEW YORK — New York City Department of Transportation (NYC […]

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13 EV Fast-Charging Hubs for NYC

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 12 May 2023 19:12:50 +0000

New York City (NYC) is putting in 13 EV fast-charging hubs across city parking garages. The charging hubs being rolled out by the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) and New York Power Authority (NYPA) will include approximately 50 fast-charging plugs. “This investment will accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles across the city, […]

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Hyundai CRADLE & itselectric Will Partner To Deploy Curbside EV Chargers In New York City

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2023 17:55:07 +0000

In order to demonstrate curbside EV charging specifically designed for cities, itselectric, a Brooklyn-based electric car curbside charging startup, established a strategic partnership with Hyundai CRADLE and New York City Economic Development Corporation. The EV chargers will be the first charge posts in North America that are small, strong, and user-friendly with a fully detachable […]

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Greener School Playgrounds Are An Overlooked Climate Solution

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2023 16:05:49 +0000

Across the country, cities are transforming asphalt schoolyards into spongy, shady community centers. The new schoolyard at PS 184M Shuang Wen, a grade school in Manhattan’s Chinatown, features new play equipment, a yoga circle, a stage and basketball and tennis courts. It also has a porous turf field that can capture an estimated 1.3 million […]

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New York City Votes to “Skip the Stuff” In Take-Out Orders

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2023 02:36:59 +0000

“Billions of pounds of plastic cover 40% of our ocean surfaces and we contribute to that,” said Council Member Erik Bottcher. “That’s why I’m so proud to be a prime cosponsor of the Skip the Stuff Legislation. Thanks to Chair Velázquez for sponsoring this bill and holding this important hearing. I’m also grateful to the amazing advocates and organizations like Reusable NYC who work on this issue every single day.”

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