In conjunction with the City’s Climate Change Adaptation Task Force, DOT will assess the vulnerability of its infrastructure to climate shocks, especially in areas that were not affected by Super Storm Sandy, and evaluate the costs and benefits of potential mitigation actions. This plan will inform DOT’s capital plan going forward.
Strategic Plan 2016 Initiative
Related OneNYC Initiative
Short-Term Milestones (by end of 2017)
By the end of 2017, DOT will assess the vulnerability of its infrastructure to climate shocks in areas that were not impacted by Superstorm Sandy and evaluate the costs and benefits of potential mitigation actions.
DOT is working closely with the Mayor's Climate Change Adaptation Task Force to identify and address climate-related vulnerabilities to the City's infrastructure. DOT also reviews capital projects for potential incorporation of resiliency features and conducts cost benefit analysis for projects as needed. Additionally, the agency collaborates with the NYC Economic Development Corporation on evaluating the City’s waterfront infrastructure assets. This includes inspection of vulnerable waterfront infrastructure citywide.
Medium-Term Milestones (by end of 2021)
DOT will align DOT's capital program with the findings of the risk analysis.