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May 25, 2007

DEBATE: "Congestion Pricing" * USA - New York Voters Oppose Manhattan Car Fees, Poll Says

A majority of New York City voters oppose Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to impose fees on drivers entering congested parts of Manhattan, according to a Quinnipiac University poll

New York,NY,USA -Bloomberg, by William Goldschlag -May 24, 2007: -- The mayor is asking the state Legislature to approve a three-year pilot program for "congestion pricing'' that would charge most car drivers $8 and truckers $21 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays to travel south of 86th Street in Manhattan... Citywide, voters are against the plan by 56 percent to 37 percent, the Quinnipiac poll found. In the five boroughs, only voters in Manhattan favored it, 62 percent to 29 percent. Opposition elsewhere was 67 percent to 26 percent in the Bronx, 63 percent to 29 percent in Brooklyn, 61 percent to 32 percent in Queens and 69 percent to 26 percent in Staten Island... (Posted by Bob Fois /NewsCopyNewYork)

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Blogger Little Blue PD said...

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We all have to wonder what Bloomberg is really thinking of with this congestion pricing tax scheme. Maybe he mostly just wants a new tax. Just wrap it up in ‘concern for the environment’, and then people can just demonize those who oppose it.

If he cares so much about traffic jams, congestion and air pollution, why does he let Park Avenue be blocked off? Why doesn’t he do anything about that?

Pershing Square Restaurant blocks Park Avenue going South at 42nd St. for about 12 hours a day/5 months of the year! This Causes Massive Congestion & Air Pollution!

But apparently it does not bother NYC’s Nanny-in-Chief Mike “Congestion Pricing Tax” Bloomberg? Check out the map!

http://whataplanet.blogspot.com
http://preview.tinyurl.com/38obfd

Check it out!

Thanks,

Little Blue PD
:)

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