Police Gridlock Patrol Expands - But Will It Reduce Gridlock?
As traffic levels in NYC rise to all-time highs, police have launched several campaigns aimed at reducing traffic congestion, among them the 'Don't Block the Box' campaign begun in August to crack down on cars blocking intersections; and October's 'Operation Move Along,' which targets double-parking. While T.A. supports strong enforcement of traffic laws, the simple fact is that there are too many cars in the city. Drivers may be a little wary of entering the box or double parking because of these recent campaigns, but the number of cars in the city will not decrease. The Mayor and City need to look beyond one-dimensional traffic flow solutions and work to discourage driving in NYC.
Steps that make a real dent in traffic and traffic safety include: