What We’re Reading: Bike Share Record


Transportation

Citi Bike, the nation’s largest bike share program, broke its daily ridership record twice last week, exceeding 61,000 daily rides between its 565 stations. [Gothamist]

Why does the cost of roadwork in New Jersey exceed any other state? Heavy trucks, heavy traffic and aging infrastructure, says a study by Rutgers University’s Voorhees Transportation Center. [NJTV]

Decades after bisecting Hartford with the construction of I-84, Connecticut now plans to tear down the I-84 viaduct, shift the highway to at or below grade and relocate rail lines, creating 45 acres of developable land above the new highway corridor. [CT Mirror]

74% of residents living near the proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector route support the streetcar plan, according to a new poll from the Friends of BQX. [amNY]

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has proposed making up part of its $37.5 million budget shortfall by raising Metro-North and Shore Line East fares by 5%, and CT Transit fares by 17%. [Hartford Courant]

Energy & Environment

New York City’s Sanitation Department announced an expansion to its organics collection program on Monday, bringing the number of residents with access to the program to nearly one million. [Politico New York]

Hudson River Park’s island-style park, Pier55, received the green light from the courts last week, ruling that the park has received sufficient environmental review. [Wall Street Journal]

The Obama administration announced its vision for offshore wind farms last week, calling for the creation of wind farms off of nearly ever U.S. coastline by 2050. [Climate Central]

Months after water in Newburgh tested positive for elevated rates of a toxic, cancer-linked chemical, the state doesn’t have a plan to conduct blood tests for thousands of residents who likely consumed the polluted water for years. [Politico New York]

Community Planning & Design
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing plan got a boost from an approved project in the Bronx, though La Central will not combat concentrated poverty—the goal of Mandatory Inclusionary Housing. [Crain’s New York]

Declaring that “Connecticut is defaulting on its constitutional duty” to fairly educate its poorest children, a Superior Court judge ordered the state to come up with a new funding formula for public schools. [Hartford Courant]

Fifteen years after 9/11, Lower Manhattan’s population has grown and its economy has diversified, despite having fewer jobs overall compared with 2000. [Crain’s New York]

 

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