Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Why not just do this in the first place?

NYC DOT Has New Congestion Plan

NEW YORK (AP) -- There's a new plan to reduce New York City congestion. However this program released by the city's Department of Transportation yesterday will not include fees to drive into midtown, like Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ill-fated plan tried to do.

The latest plan called the Sustainable Streets program calls for using a green approach to making the streets more car and pedestrian friendly.

Highlights include doubling the number of people who bike by 2015, new parking policies to reduce the number of drivers adding to traffic by driving around looking for a spot, rapid transit bus routes, and new public plazas.

Transit advocates say the plan is a good start.

And here's another way to raise money without congestion pricing: EXTERIOR TRAIN ADS ON TRACK. Amazing how resourceful we can be when we're not relying on federal government handouts.


Anonymous said...

Exactly how does the City double the number of bicyclists? Do you think anyone who drives in the City is really going to give up their car to ride a bicycle. Really.

Anonymous said...

They'll come from train riders. Then there will be more room for the rest of us.