A call for Community Driven transportation Planning
The Coalition wrote to Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff , urging him to put pedestrians, mass transit commuters and cyclists first, to reduce commuter cars to free up space on street for business and deliveries , to give a new mandate to the DOT to focus on transportation rather than cars and to focus NYPD ressources on enforcement of existing laws.
A recent analysis of the New York State Households Survey and US Census data shows that 94% of shopping trips in Manhattan’s Central Business District are made via mass transit and by walking, and 90% of Manhattan bound drivers have transit alternatives .
Overwhelming traffic has had negative impact on quality of life, the environment, and public safety. In 2004, 15,316 pedestrians and cyclists were injured in the City. New York has the one of the dirtiest air of any city in the country!