NYLCV released the following statement about New York City’s plan for commuters during the initial phases of the city reopening following the COVID pandemic.
Julie Tighe, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters, said, “Any reopening of the city’s economy must include an effective plan for sustainable transportation. After finally overcoming the worst of the COVID-19 crisis, we cannot continue to put New Yorkers’ lives at risk by offering no viable alternative to crowded subways or private cars. New Yorkers deserve better than congested streets, more emissions, and an inevitable rise in air pollution, which is what will happen if we allow things to naturally sort themselves out. We need a streetscape that encourages alternative mobility options including dedicated bus lanes, bikes and e-bikes, and e-scooters.”