Spring 2003, p.19

Cycling News
DOT Confronts Potholes

As every city cyclist knows, this winter left NYC's streets riddled with potholes. The New York Daily News devoted twelve daily columns to the "Pothole of the Day" in April and May. In April, the DOT launched a ten-day blitz, filling 17,000 craters. Because of the City's fiscal crisis, the more potholes the DOT fills, the less money it has for needed street repaving. To prevent potholes, the City should be repaving 1,500 miles of street a year, but it will be lucky to pave 1,000.

Join T.A.'s Operation Hazard ID. E-mail volunteer@transalt.org or call 212-629-8080. To report a pothole call 311.

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