Summary: Pursue and adopt measures that will encourage more pedestrian activity, less dependence on vehicle transportation, and increase the availability and use of public transportation as well as energy efficient, clean modes of transport. All these measures will help decrease overall emissions within Rye.

The Transportation Sector's Implementation & Tracking Table can be found on page 82 of the Sustainability Plan.

projects & Initiatives

Idling Awareness Initiatives

Joint Sound Shore No-Idling Day 2012

In collaboration with the environmental committees of the Village of Larchmont, the Village of Mamaroneck, and the Town of Mamaroneck, RSC organized the first Sound Shore Community No-Idling Awareness Day on 4/23/12. In addition, over ten area schools participated by planning a number of educational activities and events. The goal of the initiative was to raise awareness about the environmental and health hazards of idling and to remind residents that §45-1 of the Rye City Code prohibits idling a vehicle engine longer than three minutes.

Activities and events included:

  • City Council statement declaring April 23rd “Soundshore Communities’ No-Idling Day”

  • Rye PD awareness initiatives

  • New no-idling sign at library parking lot

  • Educational activities at the schools

  • Informational material

  • Media coverage

Green Screen 2016

RSC's 2016 Green Screen presented Idle Threat: Man on Emission, a documentary about film maker George Pakenham's attempts to reduce air pollution and combat climate change by exposing New York City's lax enforcement efforts.

Applicable Transportation: 1.6, 2.6, 2.9

Related Section(s) in Sustainability Plan: CAO Section(s): 1.5

See Resources for additional information.

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