The City of New York recently changed from single-space metered parking to a multi-space meter system. While this maximized space for on street car parking, it also meant the removal of the old meters, and consequently a reduction in the available places for cyclists to secure their bikes. Now the City is embarking on a project that combines multiple objectives in one effort: they are retrofitting old parking meters for use as bikes racks.

By rolling these independent efforts into one project, New York City is increasing space and efficiency for drivers and cyclists, while simultaneously enhancing the performance of the City’s own resources. Do you know of other examples where seemingly disparate projects have been blended to meet multiple resource performance goals?

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