Just in from London: Congestion Pricing improves Pedestrian Safety

  • Pedestrian Deaths decreased by 7% in 2005 and pedestrian light injuries decreased by 8%
  • In New york , this would translate in 10 less deaths and 880 less injuries annually !

With only 4 days left, It is crunch time in Albany

We need your Help to win

Take 5 minutes to FAX these 9 Assembly Members

Assembly Member Phone Fax

Sheldon Silver 518-455-3791 FAX NOW
William F. Boyland, Jr 718-498-8681 FAX NOW
Joan L. Millman 518-455-5426 FAX NOW
Joseph R. Lentol 518-455-4477 FAX NOW
Darryl C. Towns 518-455-5821 FAX NOW
Audrey I. Pheffer 518-455-4292 FAX NOW
William Scarborough 518-455-4451 FAX NOW
Aurelia Greene 518-455-5671 FAX NOW
Keith L.T. Wright 518-455-4793 FAX NOW

If you prefer to call,  the phone numbers are above. Here is a possible script:

  • Hello my name is … I am calling to ask Assembly member …… to vote in favor of the congestion pricing bill .
  • We are experiencing high rate of asthma . Pedestrian are killed and injured on a regular basis.
  • This is a time to vote for the greater good, to improve mass transit, pedestrian safety and reduce asthma.
  • If 5 % of the commuters is inconvenienced, we feel it it small  price to pay for a better future.
  • We beg the assembly member to vote in favor of the bill .

Congestion Pricing will help Clinton Hell’s Kitchen

  • to reduce the number of individual cars ,
  • to free up pedestrian bicycle and bus space to implement bus only lanes
  • to improve air quality and reduce our high level of asthma ( the second highest in Manhattan after Harlem according to the Department of Health)
  • to enforce gridlock laws
  • by adding buses to the M104 an M42 routes and new cars for the A, C and E lines
  • to support our vision of 9th Avenue

Congestion is the only way to

  • obtain immediately $ 345 Million in Federal funding for transit Improvements
  • to raise $ 30 Billion in transportation Capital funding

Congestion pricing is democratic

  • only  6% of the population commutes by car and 80% of those do so by choice and not by necessity .
  • the average revenue of a car commuter is about 25% higher than a bus commuter .

Congestion Pricing – Quick summary Congestion Pricing Explained Congestion Pricing Bill MTA Capital plan & Congestion Pricing CB4 Resolution on Congestion Pricing
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