Skip to comments.De Blasio’s Vow to End Traffic Deaths Meets Reality of New York Streets
Posted on 02/15/2014 3:58:08 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
The announcement was bold, if somewhat quixotic: Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose campaign was focused on reforming the New York Police Departments stop-and-frisk tactics, would commit his administration to reducing traffic deaths literally to zero.
In his administrations first 40 days, that pledge translated into a series of ticket blitzes against drivers and, in unusually large numbers, jaywalkers.
Jaywalking tickets are up nearly eightfold this year, despite the mayors insistence that his plan for safer streets did not include singling out pedestrians. Through Feb. 9, there were 215 jaywalking summonses issued, compared with 27 over the same period last year; tickets issued to drivers were down slightly. . .
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Drop the speed limit to 2 mph (half of a good walking speed).
First step to remove motor vehicles from the streets of Manhattan. Agenda 21?
Liberals butting heads with reality, again.
Zillions of police issuing zillions of tickets WILL only get everyone really, really ticked off at the police and folks WILL still drive and park when and where they want.
Robocop could stop them. Finally saw it last night. Good movie.
Part of his Five Year Plan in the Great Leap Forward...
There is one thing he could do that might work. He could make all the streets “one way” going out of town...
Dumbass control freak.
I remember seeing a side street that was marked as 'one way' and 'no outlet' or 'dead end' or something in South San Francisco, ages ago. I was driving a company truck; I decided not to risk having to leave a company vehicle in a huge backup of abandoned cars that might've been at the end of that street. :-)
Yup, no cars or trucks. Just bicycles and horse-drawn carts. Oops...the latter is now banned. Guess they’ll just have to hire teams of illegals to move the cargo.
Just put connecting walkways above all the streets. That way the pedestrians and cars won’t be at the same level. Sure it would be expensive, but that’s what the rich are there for, right?
DeB is headed for an epic fail even greater than Dinkins.
self-propelled vehicles on public roads must be preceded by a man on foot waving a red flag and blowing a horn.".
If he wants to make the streets safe, he should prohibit all New York and New Jersey drivers and vehicles.
Let me guess, he will target cars and pedestrians, but not the suicidal cyclists.
He is going to eventually fail and fail miserably. Rudy Giuliani, a tough law and order disciplinarian had vowed to stop the throngs of people who navigate the city streets with abandon tried to do the same. He closed off many streets with police barriers forcing people to cross only at the corners. But with the huge number of people in the city leaving work nearly at the same time, forced the mayor give up only after three days. The difference is that this Mayor, a communist, might give people shoot to kill orders for anyone daring to jaywalk.
Aha! You see, these policies were left over from the Giuliani administration and backed by the Tea Party. De Blasio is actually helping these good citizens. So it's still the Republican's fault!
(Laughs maniacally, twirls handlebar mustachio)
If the threat of getting run over by a car or truck doesn’t deter jaywalking, I seriously doubt a ticket will.
In Bangkok with its notoriously bad drivers and traffic jams, the city built “walk over” pedestrian bridges at all the bad intersections. No one is willing to climb up the stairs. Only the elevated walkway near Siam Paragon is used. The others are bypassed in favor of darting through traffic at extreme risk to life and limb. They frequently make it. ;-)
Everybody hates Bill de Blasio. What kind of guy makes up his own name and puts “de” in it?
Hey De Blasio,,,, while your doing your magic stuff can you rid us of Obama, Reid and the rest of the criminals plaguing us.
Jaywalking tix? Just revenue generation. NYC, most of you deserve the misery you elected.
He’ll need to have the cops writing the tickets at city limits, to catch people as they leave for good. Thanks Brad from Tennessee.
Good Lord no, I don't want 'em here.
we must be getting closer to new york
how can you tell
we are hitting more people
Its because liberal politians think everyone is too dumb to care for themselves.
This is getting really good, hope I don’t run out of popcorn.
I’ve blamed New Yorkers on their choice for mayor, but that choice has turned out to be the best comedy I’ve ever seen.
I did also go, a week later, to Yellowstone. That is ALSO a FABULOUS place, as different from New York as two places could be but I loved it THERE too.
We DO live in a wonderful country, don't we?
This year I am going on a trip down the Mississippi River on a paddle wheeler, from Memphis to New Orleans, two more places I don't know.
Then, this fall, to Boston to see the changing of the leaves. I know my husband is looking down at me and happy that I am doing the things he and I had always wanted to do.
Pyongyang on the Hudson.
I visited NYC back in 1983.
And I live within shouting distance of Yellowstone but I don’t go there. Too damn many people.
I have only traveled half the world. Never been to the far east.
I took my wife on a drive for 10 days along the Oregon coast for our 20th five years ago.
And they say Columbus discovered a new world. Ha ha ha
Good on you CM.
Good on you.
Well. aren’t all these jaywalking tickets adding to the public coffers? This communist is what they wanted, so there ya go.
Close the streets off to vehicular traffic...
How many people are killed by Jaywalking ?
How many are killed by abortions ?
Dude sounds like a tweaker.