From the NY Post:
A city plan to go green is hitting plenty of red lights.
Two years after Mayor Bloomberg launched his ambitious blueprint for a greener Big Apple, nearly a third of the 127 environmental initiatives are delayed, the city says.
Cornerstones of PlaNYC 2030 -- like new bus systems and park overhauls -- are facing multi-year holdups, while plans to bring solar and wind energy to New York are stuck in neutral.
"It's a bit of a disaster," said Geoffrey Croft, head of the watchdog group New York City Park Advocates.
At the top of the stalled to-do list is Dreier-Offerman Park on the Brooklyn waterfront, the first of eight spaces scheduled to be renovated into city "destinations."
Other delays, caused by a lack of state and city funding outlined in a recent PlaNYC progress report, include:
* Construction of the other seven "destination" parks.
* Expansion of faster bus service. Only one of five pilot programs planned for 2008 is in place. Service on First and Second avenues in Manhattan is a year late, set for 2010.
* Technology that changes traffic lights for buses, which was supposed to be at 200 intersections but is at only two.
* Improved access to JFK Airport and LIRR and Metro-North stations.
* Installation of anti-idling technology on cabs.