Did you know that only 4 out of 10 residents in Queens have access to walk to a subway line? Or that 60% of residents in Brooklyn do not own a car? As outer borough populations increase and true affordability becomes a pipe dream, these stats are expected to rise. How can our 8-million-person metropolis continue to thrive without meeting its infrastructure needs?
NYC transit issues aren’t exactly new, but what future fixes are in store? The 4th Regional Plan issued by the Regional Plan Association has some ideas on how to improve, including a massive extension of the subway and rail system in and around New York City. But is the City itself willing to budge? Can we evolve beyond the Manhattan-centric transportation model to give priority to the areas that need it most?
Join SMPS New York on October 30th, as we talk about the future of NYC infrastructure and how the city plans on improving development in these emerging markets. Register here!