Monday, October 15, 2007

Alternative to the congestion pricing plan

The Alternatives Approaches offered in the Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free plan more effectively target Manhattan’s root causes of congestion while achieving a traffic volume reduction of 7-11 percent (above the City’s targeted 6.3 percent) and realizes ways to generate hundreds of millions of dollars annually in new revenues for mass transit. The alternative approaches also satisfy the requirements to qualify for the federal anti-congestion funding, without the costly and elaborate infrastructure required for the city’s congestion pricing scheme.

View the report here: Alternative Approaches to Traffic Congestion Mitigation in the Manhattan Central Business District

7 comments:

Taxpayer said...

Why didn't the Commissar commission this study, and others, long before he arrogantly announced that he - and only he - knew the problem and had the solution?

Notice that Bloomberg points to the "success" of the tax in London. This Stalinist refuses to acknowledge that the "price" has quadrupled since being introduced by the far-left-wing (Stalinist) Lord Mayor of London [perhaps a title the Commissar desires]. He also fails to mention that (A) Londoners hate the whole idea, and (B) it doesn't work.

Naturally, failing to work is dismissed on the grounds that nevertheless it's a good idea.

Here's a question for the Commissar: Why is it that you clearly understand that when a tax is placed on something (such as traffic congestion), there will be less of that something, but when you put a tax on income, that rule no longer applies?

Anonymous said...

Look guys, this problem is very straight forward. Its stupid to downzone your backyard while the rest of the city goes nuts.

It will get you nowhere. Why is the preservation movement this short sighted by only looking out for those areas they can see from their front yard?

Building in Manhattan is going nuts. The streets are in a virtual lock every day already. When those terrorist nutjobs do something I WANT THE EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO GET TO ME!

If you don't want subways getting into your community because you don't want 'those people' moving in, don't expect sympathy from me when you complain that your transportation network cannot sustain a big increase in communters.

If you downzone your back yard while smirking that the rest of the city has a problem solved by your bullcrappie little inside access you think you have, don't expect sympathy from me.

If you expect that its my problem and that I have to deal with 100,000 new people in my nieghborhood (you know, the ones you pushed out of your community), do I care Mr Brightlight if you wake up and discover they are now between you and Manhattan?

Congestion pricing is just a matter of time.

Anonymous said...

Wow, there is one angry guy. The solution is simple

DOWNZONE THE WHOLE CITY!!

ZERO POPULATION GROWTH UNTIL WE CAN HANDLE THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE HERE ALREADY.

taxpayer said...

Anonymous said...
"Wow, there is one angry guy. [referring to anonymous # 1] The solution is simple

DOWNZONE THE WHOLE CITY!!

ZERO POPULATION GROWTH UNTIL WE CAN HANDLE THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE HERE ALREADY."

Does anyone know what this angry rant was all about?

Anon: do it over. This time, be clear.

Anonymous said...

This board attracts all types.

I think they are trying to say:

1. if you think commuting from the island is bad now, wait till they add a few hundred thousand people to Queens. They will create yet another bottleneck you'll have to get through to reach the city.

Successful downzoning will work only if you apply it to the entire city.

2. Manhattan (also caught in a building frenzy) is already gridlocked most of the day.

We need to open up these streets or there will be a real crisis during a big emergency.

Congestion pricing is an evil we have to accept if we cannot stop jamming more buildings into our city.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mayor Muck....
if you've got congestion take "Dristan".

As for your anal relief....well.......!!!

Anonymous said...

I like Mayor Mike's new monacher....
Scrooge Mc Turtle !
With no insult meant to terrapins and turtles, of course!