Street Plans’ Principal Tony Garcia Speaks at Safe Streets Summit

Street Plans’ Principal Tony Garcia recently gave a talk on February 2nd at the 5th Annual Safe Streets Summit–a conference coordinated by the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization, and the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency to push for Complete Streets throughout Southeast Florida. Tony spoke about Tactical Urbanism and how it has and can be used to more quickly implement Complete Streets. 

Click HERE to view a video of Tony’s presentation. 

What will NYC Streets Look Like in the Future?

In 2014, NYC released its Vision Zero Action Plan to reduce the number of traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero by the year 2024. After various safety measures implemented over the past few years, the overall number of traffic-related fatalities has continued to slowly decrease, but one thing is still clear: cars still rule the vast majority of roads. At the current pace, NYC will not reach its goal of zero traffic-related fatalities by 2024.

New York Magazine recently published an article that addresses Vision Zero, along with many other issues that NYC’s streets face and gives various strategies the City needs to take to meet the ever-increasing demands of the future–a future that doesn’t include the private automobile.

The article features a rendering that Street Plans, along with designer Carly Clark, generated to create a vision of crosstown streets designed for people and bikes. This design reflects one of the many detailed visions that Street Plans designed as part of Transportation Alternatives’ Streetopia campaign launched last summer. The campaign crafted a dramatic, yet attainable vision for NYC’s streets that prioritizes high-occupancy vehicles, bikes, pedestrians, and car-free streets. 

Click HERE to read the article.