Mike Bloomberg made New York City a global leader in fighting climate change and pioneering sustainability measures, while also building hundreds of acres of new parkland and re-opening major areas of the waterfront that had been abandoned by industry decades ago.
NYC became a national leader in combating climate change and was on schedule to reduce the city’s carbon footprint by 30% by 2030.
NYC established the nation’s most comprehensive sustainability plan, including a new national model for Green Building Codes.
In 2013, NYC’s Citi Bike system was the largest bike share program in the country.
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Efforts to increase environmental protection while Mike Bloomberg was mayor included the preservation of nearly 90,000 acres of rural land and the restoration of 146 acres of wetlands.
An expansion of the City’s parks resulted in 76% of New Yorkers living within a 10-minute walk of a park or playground by the end of Mike Bloomberg’s time in office.
By investing in traffic safety, Mike Bloomberg reduced traffic fatalities, expanded transportation, and strengthened infrastructure.