• buzz86us@lemmy.world
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    2 months ago

    This is just dumb… Might as well just outlaw cars in Manhattan so the city can build housing. There is absolutely no advantage to having a car in NYC… you drive 15mph, and have to stop 10 minutes every block

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    2 months ago

    One criticism I saw for the plan was they were only deploying it in the wealthiest parts of the city which would just shove the traffic to the poorer areas.

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      2 months ago

      Traffic is about destination.

      Too many people drive to destinations on the most densely populated island in the USA. 72k people per square mile and dipshit Dan from Nowhereville can drive his car right into it without any concern about the traffic he is.

      The only drivers in Manhattan should be driving as a job. Bus drivers, some taxis, delivery drivers, construction…

      It is obscene that this ain’t a thing already.

      Fuck drivers. Expand congestion pricing to the entire island.

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        2 months ago

        But how can I have freedom if I can’t drive my f350 mega cab super box gigantic edition directly to the front door of my destination?

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        2 months ago

        I’d be for this if there was any real assurance that the money would actually go to improving the public transit system. NYC transit is really not at the level it should be compared to other cities of its size and wealth.

        Plus the prices on other entries has kept going up over the years but nothing ever really improves from your average commuter’s experience.

        Knowing NYC politics, I’m really skeptical that the majority of the money raised wouldn’t just kind of dissolve away into the ether.

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          2 months ago

          I obviously want every cent to go to the MTA.

          But even if they never saw a dime it would be a win. Fewer cars downtown is better for everyone. Less expensive road maintenance, for example.