Go Smart NYC is DOT’s neighborhood-based travel choice resource program. Go Smart provides New Yorkers with information on their travel options and gives them incentives to use low-carbon modes like walking, biking, and transit. After launching in Queens Community District 5 in 2015, DOT plans to expand the program to select Brooklyn neighborhoods in 2016 and 2017.
Strategic Plan 2016 Initiative
Related OneNYC Initiative
Short-Term Milestones (by end of 2017)
DOT will expand the Go Smart program to select Brooklyn neighborhoods in summer 2016 and to additional communities in 2017.
In 2016, the Go Smart program was operational in Middle Village, Queens and expanded to the North Shore of Staten Island in 2017. Over the course of the program, DOT distributed information on sustainable transportation options to thousands of New Yorkers, mailed out more than 800 personalized travel kits, and partnered with over 30 local businesses to provide incentives and rewards to participants who log their Go Smart trips. DOT aims to expand to additional neighborhoods in 2018.
As part of Go Smart, DOT will strengthen its partnership with 511NY Rideshare to leverage and coordinate Transportation Demand Management messaging citywide.
In 2017 DOT and 511NY entered into a new partnership to leverage State and regional investment in online Transportation Demand Management resources to support the Go Smart NYC program.
Medium-Term Milestones (by end of 2021)
DOT will expand to additional neighborhoods as funding becomes available.