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Brooklyn Bird Watch: Brant Goose

Professional bird photographer Heather Wolf, author of “Birding at the Bridge,” has taken many great bird photos featured in “Brooklyn Bird Watch.” These birds are not necessarily birds native to Brooklyn Bridge Park, as many of them are migratory birds, or in layman’s terms, just passing through. In a very colorful photo today we...

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How to Stop Funding the Climate Crisis

This article by Danielle Renwick of Nexus Media News is published here as part of the global journalism collaboration Covering Climate Now. There’s a...

NYC’s 2023 Environmental Year In Review

Talking about climate change on a global scale can feel overwhelming. But looking at just one city makes it easier to see change happening....

Ferrying Towards Green: NYC-Area Ferries Lead the Charge in Climate-Conscious Urban Transit

Over 40 million passengers are transported across the New York Harbor annually. In 2024, two zero-emissions ferries are set to launch.

Field Note: It’s My Park!

By L. Freeland and Emma Morini The authors are 10th grade high school community service participants in Hell's Kitchen, volunteering alongside their trained Care Captains schoolmates Katelyn...

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City Authorizes E-Cargo Bikes, Expanding Safety Rules for Streets

The NYC Department of Transportation authorized the use of e-cargo bikes on city streets and established key safety standards. Wednesday, March 27, DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez announced new rules designed to make deliveries safer and more sustainable by reducing the number of large delivery trucks on New York City streets. The rules establish “Commercial Bicycle Loading Only” zones (a dedicated space at the curb to keep bikes out of pedestrian corridors when loading and unloading ) and reduce the e-cargo bike speed limit from the proposed 20 miles per hour to 15. E-cargo bikes must not be parked or left unattended on a sidewalk for any reason — even temporarily. The finalized standards also increase low- or no-emission options for freight deliveries — including packages and groceries — by allowing the use of pedal-assist electric cargo bicycles that may be up to 48 inches wide and have up to four wheels. Note: E-bikes, including e-cargo bikes, are not the same as mopeds or e-scooters, which do not have working pedals.

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