A pedestal, typically with a charging cord, for charging electric vehicles. In keeping with the city’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goals as outlined in the 1.5°C Climate Action Plan and 80x50, the city is partnering with Consolidated Edison (Con Ed) to deploy over 60 on-street electric vehicle (EV) chargers across the city as a 3-year pilot program.
LinkNYC is a communications network providing free high-speed public Wi-Fi in place of the city’s aging pay phone infrastructure. Managed by DoITT, CityBridge, the franchisee, will install 7,500 LinkNYC kiosks (“Links”) throughout the five boroughs. Each Link provides Wi-Fi, nationwide calling, a dedicated 911 button, charging ports for mobile devices, and access to maps, 311, and other services. NYCEM works with CityBridge to post emergency notices on the Links. The LinkNYC network is supported by advertising and generates revenue for the city.
Newsstands are part of the Coordinated Street Furniture Franchise. They are fabricated from stainless steel and glass. The product displays can be customized by each operator from a standard kit of parts.
A multirack is a newsrack — a self-service newspaper dispenser — designed to hold two or more publications. DOT encourages the use of multiracks in lieu of standard single newsracks because they help reduce streetscape clutter.
Multi-space parking meters, commonly referred to as MuniMeters, regulate parking along commercial and retail corridors across New York City. There are over 14,500 MuniMeters, each regulating multiple spaces. The first generation of MuniMeter was introduced in 1989, and in 2015 the city completed its transition to the current meter, reducing the number of individual meter devices required and increasing the number of parking spaces available on a given block. Motorists pay at the nearest MuniMeter using cash or credit cards and display their receipts on the dashboard.
The WalkNYC Wayfinding system encourages walking, transit use, and cycling by providing easy-to-understand maps and directional information. DOT installs a family of wayfinding elements citywide.