Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Another Year, Another Hour

Progress is slow in our fair city.
This from Transportation Alternatives:
The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that car-free time in Central Park will be increased by one hour in the morning on the park's West Drive, starting Monday, August 6.

Although this was less of an incremental improvement than we had hoped for from the new administration at DOT, with this additional hour the West Drive is open to traffic for only two hours a day, from 8-10 am, and we're one step closer to a completely car-free park.

I've long had mixed feelings about the wonderful people at Transportation Alternatives. They get more done than I do, but that's not saying much. I do find it amusing and a bit sad that this e-mail implies that the park is only open to cars for 2 hours. Why are they spinning reality? The East drive up to 72nd St. is packed with speeding cars 12 hours a day. The 12 hours I might use the park it if it weren't for the cars.

If we win an hour per side each year year, the park might just be car free for my 50th birthday.

Read more about this latest news from streetblog.org.

I'm telling you, I have the answer. But who listens to me?

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