New York Times Op-Ed on Fringe Suburbs Offers Lessons for New Rochelle on Misguided GreeNR Plan

Written By: Peggy Godfrey

Christopher B. Leinberger has an excellent Op-Ed in the New York Times today.

Op-Ed Contributor: The Death of the Fringe Suburb

While there are politicians in New Rochelle who continue to use the GreeNR plan to push for apartments in the area of the train station, his article shows this is a misguided emphasis. We must invest in transportation improvements first, housing later.

The cities and inner-ring suburbs that will be the foundation of the recovery require significant investment at a time of government retrenchment. Bus and light-rail systems, bike lanes and pedestrian improvements — what traffic engineers dismissively call “alternative transportation” — are vital.