NYLCV released the following statement regarding the New York City Council’s vote on Commercial Waste Zones and the Streets Master Plan.
Julie Tighe, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters, said, “The City Council took major climate action today by passing bills for Commercial Waste Zones and a Streets Master Plan. Both bills will lead to safer streets, reduce emissions and congestion, and improve air quality and mobility for New Yorkers in all five boroughs. The Streets Master Plan will reclaim the city’s streets for pedestrians, bus riders, and bicyclists, and the Commercial Waste Zones bill incentivizes waste reduction and cleaner fleets. That’s why we included these two policies in our recent NYC Policy Agenda and why both bills will be on NYLCV’s 2019 NYC Council Environmental Scorecard. We commend Speaker Johnson, Council Member Reynoso, and the City Council for taking this strong action to protect our environment and transform our streets. We look forward to working with the Administration and other stakeholders as these bills are implemented.”