In early 2007 the AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee initiated a series of committee meetings and workshops with the goal of providing an evaluation of the City’s PlaNYC 2030 transportation initiatives by the professional design community.

To provide context for the response, we offer a series of overall planning principles for a better city, developed by New York New Visions during their complimentary efforts, as well as five more detailed transportation principles.

The response identifies the need to develop priorities, both to demonstrate that successful strategies can be achieved with “early action” plans and to sustain the longer-term programs or projects that will extend over many years and decades. The costs and benefits along with the need for public support, political capital and funding resources must be considered when establishing the priorities.

Following this, the response analyzes the 16 transportation initiatives introduced in PlaNYC along with observations and comments. During the AIA/NYNV workshops, 4 additional initiatives were developed which could reinforce the goals of the City. We suggest that these be considered for incorporation when updating the plan in the future.

This report was written by the AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and adopted by AIA New York as an official position in March 2008.

Read the PDF of the report here: PlaNYC 2030 Transportation Initiatives: Response and Recommendations