•   over 3 years ago

Curb cuts

Curb cuts can eliminate space for street trees. If we have data on curb cuts (ideally, both legal and illegal), we can coordinate that with tree data. Does anyone know if there's data on curb cuts? I didn't find any, glancing at NYC Open Data: https://nycopendata.socrata.com/browse?Dataset-Information_Agency=Department+of+Transportation+%28DOT%29&utf8=%E2%9C%93


  • Manager   •   over 3 years ago

    The DOT has some interesting information on curb cuts [1] and you might find curb cuts in NYC's LION file [2].

    [1] http://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/homeowner/curb-cuts.page
    [2] http://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-lion.page

  • Manager   •   over 3 years ago

    Also, NYC DOITT's GIS department just posted an update planimetrics data on github!!!


  •   •   over 3 years ago

    Great, thanks, Noel!

  •   •   over 3 years ago

    Hi Noel. Thanks for all this social media and tech material for addressing NYC trees. But this type of numbers based action like tree censusing where it may be seen as vital for flashy presentations to the public or acquiring grant $$ doesn't accomplish what is most needed in our urban forest- tree protection and preservation. In fact did you know that the sponsoring agency and other mayoral agencies have been promoting a tree denuding policy across the city, one tree at a time? Thats right for nearly 20 years as it has been documented the City through builders and developers have approved the abuse, damage and destruction of the very urban forest and its large magnificent trees determined to be so important- now disposable. But do let me know your thoughts as to how your social media is able to bring more attention to such criminal acts like public tree destruction with the cities rubber stamp of approval.

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