While the City is currently conducting an extensive study of the effects of for-hire vehicles (such as Uber) on city traffic, we all know that traffic congestion occurs for many reasons– and so there are many possible solutions.
Under the NY City Charter, Borough Presidents are empowered to conduct public hearings on matters of public interest. BP Gale A. Brewer’s first hearing will be conducted on the topic of traffic congestion in Manhattan.
The hearing will begin at 10:00 am, September 17 at Borough of Manhattan Community College,
199 Chambers Street, Theater 2. Doors open and sign-in begins at 9:30 am.
A full range of experts and interested parties are invited — as well as the public at large. The event will also be webstreamed live, and broadcast soon after on Manhattan Neighborhood Network’s cable channels.
Brush up on the complexities of Manhattan’s congestion problem before the hearing by reading this useful recap on Storify. Then join us on September 17 at BMCC, or watch the hearing right here at 10:00am. You can share your thoughts and ideas on Twitter using #NYCongestion.
After the hearing, all written testimony will be uploaded to our website, where the public will be able to comment on given testimony. Individuals who cannot attend but wish to submit written testimony may do so by emailing email@example.com with the subject line “Congestion Comment.”
We hope to identify the many causes and possible solutions to traffic congestion and foster the widest public dialogue to this near-constant city problem. For the most recent updates on the hearing and this issue, visit our Manhattan Congestion webpage.