Transportation, Mobility and Innovation

How can New York City build a cogent, robust and equity- focused digital innovation plan and infrastructure?

After extensive research on contemporary municipal innovation with a keen focus on data and technology, the universal consensus is that New York needs a digital strategy and an operational plan to support it. This paper offers a set of categories that together constitute a holistic data and tech strategy that will propel New York forward.

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By Neil Kleiman


Why are micromobility solutions vital to New Yorkers and how do they fit into the post-pandemic recovery plan?

The Equitable Commute Project, a two-year pilot program for 10,000 participants, will make bikes, e-bikes, and e-scooters more widely available to low-income essential workers. This proposal will discuss the challenges associated with essential worker commutes, micromobility usage, and potential solutions in New York City.

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By Joseph Chow, Sarah Kaufman and Chloe Bingquing Liu

Why should New York include roadways that prioritize bikes and other forms of micromobility in future transportation plans?

The popularity of micromobility, the suite of human-scale vehicles like bikes and scooters, has dramatically increased worldwide in recent years, especially in tandem with the COVID-19 pandemic. To facilitate safe travel for essential workers, and a growing number of New Yorkers, the City should include “bike boulevards” — roadways that prioritize bikes, scooters and other two- and three-wheeled vehicles — as key components in future transportation plans.

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By Sarah Kaufman