Hey Bloomie, want to reduce traffic in midtown? How about starting with your own employees?
Parking placards draw ire
Twenty-seven percent of New Yorkers who work in the public sector drive into the city, totaling more than 47,000 cars, according to a recent study. By contrast, only 14% of private sector workers commute by car.
And many of those government workers have an extra incentive -- free parking thanks to placards they receive from the city, state and federal governments that allow them to park in designated areas.
Studies have shown that many placard holders abuse the privilege.
Yesterday, the mayor brought his plan to Albany:
Bloomberg Makes His State Pitch
Mayor Pitches PlaNYC Environmental Initiatives In Albany
Bloomberg Presses Albany for Greener New York City
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