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Tackling Traffic: Options for Reducing Vehicular Traffic & Emissions in NYC

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NYU School of Law (Lester Pollack Colloquium, Furman Hall, 9th Floor)

245 Sullivan Street

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Please join the Guarini Center and the NYU Environmental Law Journal for an event entitled, “Tackling Traffic: Options for Reducing Vehicular Traffic and Emissions on New York City Streets.”

As New York City's subway system continues to be in crisis, many have questioned how transportation can be improved in order to get commuters moving as efficiently as possible. In 2008, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg suggested a congestion pricing scheme, aimed at easing traffic and raising money for the city's aging infrastructure, which never made it to a vote. In August 2017, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the "time has come" for resurrecting a congestion pricing scheme and creating a proposal substantially different from Bloomberg's. Locally, Move NY, a grassroots campaign seeking to build support for a master transportation plan for the New York metropolitan area, has released its own proposal -- the Move NY Fair Plan, focusing on providing toll equity, reducing congestion, boosting the regional economy, and raising signficant revenues for high-priority road, bridge, and transit projects.

This event will facilitate the needed dialogue concerning vehicular traffic and the public health consequences of vehicular emissions, as well as the possible outlets toward reducing them, including congestion pricing and so-called low emission zones. At the upcoming event, we will look at this issue through many lenses, including: legal, environmental, political and economic.

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00pm (Wine & cheese reception to follow)

NYU School of Law
Lester Pollack Colloquium, Furman Hall (9th Floor)
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012

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1.5 CLE credits offered in the area of Professional Practice. The credit will be both transitional and non-transitional. The event is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

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Katrina Wyman, Sarah Herring Sorin Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Confirmed Speakers:

Ashwini Chhabra, Head of Policy Development, Uber

Iyad Kheirbek, Director of Air Quality Program, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Sam Schwartz, President, CEO & Founder, Sam Schwartz Engineering

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