Tag: Roads and Traffic

Are More Car-Free Streets in N.Y.C.’s Future?

Weather: Sunny, with a high around 90. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Saturday (Feast of the Assumption). Read about the amended regulations here. ImageCredit…Karsten Moran for The New York Times New York City has a love-hate relationship with cars. If you’re a restaurant owner desperate for […]

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Will Cars Rule the Roads in Post-Pandemic New York?

When New York went into lockdown five months ago to contain the virus, traffic virtually disappeared, and the mostly deserted streets suddenly became a vast trove of open space in one of the world’s most crowded cities. But now as New York slowly recovers and cars have started to return, a battle for the 6,000 […]

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Coronavirus ‘Checkpoints’ in NYC to Enforce Travel Rules? Well, Not Exactly

The announcement by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday seemed to signal a new crackdown in the city’s efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus: “Traveler registration checkpoints” would be set up at bridges and tunnels, conjuring images of police officers stopping cars and detaining people from out of state. The reality may be […]

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Italy Leaders Hail Genoa’s New Bridge as Sign of Resilience

Less than two years after the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa took 43 lives and became a source of national embarrassment, Italy’s leaders flocked to the city on Monday to inaugurate a gleaming replacement that they called proof of the country’s resilience and prowess. “Today Genoa is starting again,” Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte […]

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New Genoa Bridge Inauguration Is Bittersweet

GENOA, Italy — Since the dramatic and deadly collapse of the Morandi bridge over the Italian port of Genoa two years ago, builders have worked around the clock, through a judicial investigation and the coronavirus pandemic, so a new bridge could open on time. Designed by a native son of the city, the architect Renzo […]

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Italy Draws a Line Under Genoa Tragedy, Shunting Aside the Benettons

ROME — Less than two years after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa killed 43 people, Italy will draw a line under the tragedy on Monday when it inaugurates a replacement. But that public celebration has been accompanied by a behind-the-scenes deal that will reshape the running of Italy’s highways as it exacts […]

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Road Trips are Great. Except for the Driving.

I am in the Catskills in a charming, tucked-away treehouse of an inn. My room, walking distance to hiking trails, overlooks a waterfall. Morning coffee and evening vodka-tonic are taken on the deck where the temperature clocks in at a marvelous 75 degrees. Owls hoot. Birds chirrup. Wind tickles my legs. During the coronavirus lockdown […]

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I’ve Seen a Future Without Cars, and It’s Amazing

The space cars take Why do American cities waste so much space on cars? July 9, 2020 As coronavirus lockdowns crept across the globe this winter and spring, an unusual sound fell over the world’s metropolises: the hush of streets that were suddenly, blessedly free of cars. City dwellers reported hearing bird song, wind and […]

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