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Old 12-03-2016, 01:03 PM
 
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Make the traffic impassable and less people will drive. NYC car owners need to get political about this.

The real reason for New York City's traffic nightmare | New York Post
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Old 12-03-2016, 02:24 PM
 
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Make the traffic impassable and less people will drive.
Where have you been? That's why most people don't drive into Manhattan in the first place.

To lessen congestion for the buses, delivery trucks, emergency vehicles and other vehicles that do need to be on the road, there should be very limited access to single passenger cars in most parts of Manhattan. Removing some areas for cars and giving them to pedestrians is a far more efficient and fair use of the valuable little space we have. There will never be enough room for all the people who want to drive and park in Manhattan to do so.

And look at the amount of space wasted on side-street parking. These areas should be loading zones / widened sidewalks. Not for some person to sit their empty two tons of private property in public space. There is no law that states the city has to provide storage for your car and its ease of motion. Most people in the city don't drive, which is why resources are now smartly being steered towards them rather than to car owners.

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Old 12-03-2016, 02:46 PM
 
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Yeah dude, where have you been. The war against drivers in NYC has been going on for donkeys years. The turning of streets into 'parks', the removal of car lanes in favor of bus and bike lanes, the ridiculous alternate side of the street parking rules that have you running around to find spots every evening. The outrageous car insurance requirements and prices.

And the result? When your only option is public transportation, you'll have no choice but to accept every fare hike they propose. One ride now costs more than a full tank of gas. Soon a single ride will be $3. Ain't it grand to live in a progressive city?
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Old 12-03-2016, 02:50 PM
 
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As I posted in the other thread on this subject:

and just how many deaths have occurred under both mayors due to emergency vehicles being unable to get through traffic they are causing?

https://youtu.be/OAtqbXO_PM8
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Old 12-03-2016, 03:53 PM
 
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I've been in the middle of it. But one of the reasons they give to limit car access it to reduce traffic. So they're increasing traffic to reduce traffic? That seems a bit counterintuitive.

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Yeah dude, where have you been. The war against drivers in NYC has been going on for donkeys years. The turning of streets into 'parks', the removal of car lanes in favor of bus and bike lanes, the ridiculous alternate side of the street parking rules that have you running around to find spots every evening. The outrageous car insurance requirements and prices.

And the result? When your only option is public transportation, you'll have no choice but to accept every fare hike they propose. One ride now costs more than a full tank of gas. Soon a single ride will be $3. Ain't it grand to live in a progressive city?
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Old 12-03-2016, 07:47 PM
 
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Sure priority is being given to walkers, bikers and buses. Few people that live near midtown drive cars on a daily basis. In fact, the city is considering widening the sidewalks in some areas that are so crowded the pedestrians have to walk in the street.

There is good reason behind a lot of the things they complain about. For example, cars making left turns have wide turns so they don't have to slow down much to make the turn. That is why more pedestrians are hit by left turning vehicles. The corner I live on has an average of 4 pedestrians hit by cars each month. By putting a turn light there the pedestrians and cars cross the intersection at different times.

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Old 12-04-2016, 03:12 AM
 
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Yep, it's been going on for years. Our government hates drivers. They don't understand that most of the traffic though in the city is actually "thru" traffic which is a lot of cars are people who are just passing through the city to get to the tunnels. Alot of people don't actually drive to the city unless they want to go to work. Which of course makes no sense at all why they would intentionally make traffic when all they had to do was keep raising the rates in the parking over there like they have been doing. The government wants to talk about a "greener" planet but yet they don't see that when you don't move the cars, the cars will just sit In traffic causing more pollution from the gases that the car is letting out. They also make the biggest widest streets in the city, one way streets on purpose. They close down streets to make them sitting spaces for tourists, they intentionally take WAY to long to fix highways and expressways here. I mean come on now, the BQE is going to undergo an overhaul for 5 years? The bqe has been under construction for 30 years now. What takes them so long to build better roads? It's just a form of job security from the unions and also so the government can keep cars off the roads. It's just all a setup by our wonderful government. Soon it will be cheaper to just sit at home on welfare than it is to have a job in nyc. 3 bucks for one subway ride or crossing a 6 dollar toll with ez pass each way or 8 bucks without ez pass is getting to be WAY too expensive. We live in a city where it will actually start paying for everyone to just live off of welfare in this city and be lazy.
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Old 12-04-2016, 11:26 AM
 
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I'd also like to point out that cyclists in NYC are some of the worst menaces on the road. They don't obey traffic laws. They ride through red lights, ride the wrong way on the street, ignore bike lanes that they are supposed to be using, swerve through pedestrians crossing the street who have the right of way, and generally feel that since they are 'saving the planet' they don't have to pay attention to what they are doing.

If anything needs to be decreased, it's the amount of cyclists.
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Old 12-04-2016, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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I'd also like to point out that cyclists in NYC are some of the worst menaces on the road. They don't obey traffic laws. They ride through red lights, ride the wrong way on the street, ignore bike lanes that they are supposed to be using, swerve through pedestrians crossing the street who have the right of way, and generally feel that since they are 'saving the planet' they don't have to pay attention to what they are doing.

If anything needs to be decreased, it's the amount of cyclists.
Cycling in NYC is a waste. Just take public transportation or walk.
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Old 12-04-2016, 02:01 PM
 
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Tired of driving in NYC especially so many Ubers in addition to Taxis and so many out of towners who don't know how to navigate around congestion.
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