Manhattaners may soon be the latest beneficiaries of ferry travel. The DOT is currently assessing the possibility of running a ferry service from Staten Island to midtown Manhattan, a concept the commissioner supports. According to James Oddo, Borough President, it is seen as “an effective way for New York commuters to keep off the roads,” since water travel is deemed more “expedient.”
And talking of greener transportation for Manhattaners, together with Amsterdam and Copenhagen, Manhattan was recently cited for its “exemplariness of [its] cycling provision.” And of course on a Manhattan campus, there are now the Green Apple Bikes which are not only great for the environment but also for one’s wallet. Offering free transportation, the 9 Green Apple Bike racks dotted around Manhattan each have 6 bikes for anyone to use for up to four hours. Students are loving how this is facilitating their travel around campus.
All these examples above are indicative of the efforts being made to improve transportation in Manhattan.