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NYC Congestion 207

From October 21, 2015 to January 8, 2016, people affected by congestion in the NYC area could use this site to learn about and discuss the causes and possible solutions. The public discussion is being compiled and will be submitted to local and state officials and transportation advisory groups.

Congestion is hardly a new problem, but there’s been some new activity around finding answers. The Mayor and Uber reached a temporary truce that involves a study of the impact of Uber and other for-hire vehicles and advice from a new Technology Advisory Group of transportation policy, economics and other experts. Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer held a large public hearing, where transit officials, commercial transportation providers, mass transit advocates, traffic engineers, and economists offered data and debated what the City and State should do. Council Member and City Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, speaking at NYU's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy, released a set of proposals for making transportation safer and more efficient.

With all this attention on what the experts think, it's time to bring the people into the discussion. Share your experiences and on-the-ground knowledge. Help evaluate the various proposed solutions and add your own ideas--so that policymakers are also hearing the voice of the people who know first-hand about NYC congestion.

  1. Who's hosting this discussion?

    Who's hosting this discussion? This discussion is hosted by CeRI, Cornell researchers whose SmartParticipation strategy helps government decisionmakers get broader, better public input on complex policy problems. Read More
  2. What's the Move NY Fair Plan?

    What's the Move NY Fair Plan? The "Move NY Fair Plan" is a set of ideas for reducing congestion and funding transportation improvements, mainly by changing the current toll system. Read More
  3. What's the history of all this?

    What's the history of all this? For decades, NYC has tried unsuccessfully to reduce traffic congestion and get adequate, stable transportation funding Read More
  4. What's happening here?

    What's happening here? The people who live and work in NYC have the biggest stake in the City's traffic congestion problems. If you want a voice in finding solutions, you've come to the right place. Read More