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by Ben Fried
The government keeps teasing us with the hope of congestion pricing or East River tolls; the majority want them. It would greatly improve my Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood, as well as the rest of the city.
But our State government is too broken to let it happen, so I’m not going to get my hopes up this time.
Although 350 million would help with the capital plan.
RE: Would Plug-in Cars Fit on New York Streets?
Well, you wouldn’t need very many of them, because the “electric car future” is a fantasy inside the heads of NYT’s writers and green types who don’t understand that it isn’t scalable to anything like what we have now which was helped along by “free” oil just waiting for us to pull it out of the ground.
That story about the boy in Brooklyn is just horrendously awful.
And “no charges” against the driver. Sigh.
Even if no criminal charges were filed there’ll probably be a civil suit. Let’s hope this driver has plenty of insurance because this boy is going to need a lot of medical care.
Surely, not knowing if your foot is hitting the gas or the brake amounts to criminal negligence. If this had been a subway driver, you can be sure the MTA would be hauled into criminal court.
Bollard all the sidewalks. Pedestrians will be safer and motorists can gleefully smash-up their vehicles (and each other) anyway they like.
“This would have the biggest improvement to the quality of the public realm and to transportation funding of anything that could be done. We need a bold, visionary elected official who is willing to step up to the plate to push for this.”
In response to "Public Support for NYC Toll Reform Highest in the Suburbs"