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Thompson Puts Cars First in Transportation Platform
Posted By Stephen Miller On August 16, 2013 @ 4:16 pm In Election 2013,Elections,William Thompson | 15 Comments
It looks like Bill Thompson didn’t get the word about how well  bike lanes and pedestrian plazas are polling.
This morning, at a Staten Island bus depot that is most easily accessed by car, Thompson got in line behind Christine Quinn and Bill de Blasio, the other leading mayoral candidates, by unveiling his transportation platform . And man, is it a doozy.
“Of the three leading Democratic candidates for mayor, Thompson offered by far the most driver-friendly transportation vision for New York City,” reports Capital New York’s Dana Rubinstein . “He mentioned pedestrians not at all.”
Here are the salient points of Thompson’s plan:
Thompson’s platform does not have a definitive street safety plank, saying only that ”Thompson will ensure the safety of pedestrians, drivers and cyclists.” At the event unveiling his transportation platform, Thompson received the endorsement of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 726.
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URLs in this post:
 how well: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/08/16/times-poll-new-yorkers-really-love-bike-lanes-bike-share-and-plazas/
 Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Thompson400_12.jpg
 Dana Rubinstein/Capital New York: http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2013/08/8532950/bill-thompson-unveils-car-focused-transportation-plan
 transportation platform: http://billthompsonformayor.com/news-item/thompson-calls-renewed-focus-repairing-our-streets-reducing-commuting-times-work-and
 website: http://billthompsonformayor.com/issues
 Move NY plan: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/05/03/why-gridlock-sams-traffic-plan-could-go-the-distance/
 community: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/02/27/brownsville-will-get-bike-lanes-after-supportive-vote-from-cb-16/
 board: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/04/13/midtown-bike-lanes-win-strong-endorsements-from-two-community-boards/
 meeting: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/02/06/by-more-than-2-to-1-cb-7-supports-columbus-avenue-bike-lane-extension/
 sometime: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/02/21/west-side-and-sunset-park-community-boards-advance-bike-lanes-and-plazas/
 since at least 2008: http://www.streetsblog.org/2008/11/24/thompson-car-commuters-should-pay-their-fair-share/
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