Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 45446
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2021/06/24 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2006/12/14-15 [Science/GlobalWarming, Transportation] UID:45446 Activity:high
12/13   NYC is fucked by 2030. Time to move to suburbia, bahahahaha:
        \_ You realize just how foolish the statement "all-day rush hour" is,
2021/06/24 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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Most Popular New York faces all-day rush hour by 2030 Story Highlights New York may not be able to meet electricity, housing needs, experts warn Packed subways, roads could mean all-day rush hour New York's status as global city could be challenged, expert warns Tax vehicles, charge residents for trash, experts recommend Adjust font size: Decrease font Decrease font Enlarge font Enlarge font NEW YORK (AP) -- By the year 2030, New York City could have so many people straining its infrastructure that it won't have enough electricity or housing to meet demand, and rush hour traffic will last all day. The city of 82 million people must start planning and building now for the expected growth of 1 million more over the next 25 years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a panel of experts warned. "We now have the freedom to take on the obstacles looming in the city's future and to begin clearing them away before they become rooted in place," Bloomberg said Tuesday. Some of the findings presented Tuesday by a team of city planners, academics, scientists and environmentalists who have spent the past year studying the city's infrastructure and assessing its viability to cope include: In 25 years, rails and roads will be "crammed beyond capacity" and won't be able to accommodate the swarm of commuters during what is now considered normal rush hour. Lawmakers must act now to not only expand the road network but also to update the subway system, which was built starting in 1901 and still uses signal and switch technology developed before the 1940s. And it has to be affordable -- already, more than a third of city renters fork over more than half their income for rent, the group said. Energy demand could exceed supply by as early as 2012, and by 2030 the majority of the city's power plants will be more than 50 years old. The city needs to improve efficiency, use alternative energy sources and modernize its grid, which was built in the 1920s. New York must not only meet the needs of its growing population but has to stay competitive as a global city, said Robert D Yaro, president of the Regional Plan Association, a nonpartisan planning group. "We know that Shanghai and London and other great world cities that are competing with us are making plans like these and are doing a great job of building new economies and building the infrastructure systems." Suggestions offered by the expert panel included taxing vehicles that drive into Manhattan's most heavily trafficked neighborhoods, called congestion pricing; and charging residents by the pound for the trash they throw out. Missing climber's cell phone sends signal One of three climbers stranded amid ice, billowing snow and gale-force winds on Oregon's Mount Hood has been turning his cell phone on and off, authorities ...