New York City Kids Sing Their Support for Congestion Pricing

Environmental Defense, who are responsible for this excellent report on the health effects of autmobile traffic and these effective billboards, present this video of New York City kids urging lawmakers in Albany to pass congestion pricing. 

"Sheldon Silver do you care about the quality of our air?"

  • Clarence

    This is a real nice video! Kudos to the kids! Best song I have heard in quite some time.

  • Excellent!

  • Casual Observer

    Let us begin to acknowledge that the Mayor and his political people are clueless and they have lost.

    We need to see some white, ethnic, blue collar guys from Queens doing the congestion pricing rap, not these kids.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

The 2008 Streetsie Awards, Part 2

|
Biggest Setback: After being approved by an unprecedented civic coalition, the mayor and New York City Council, congestion pricing — the one policy measure that simultaneously reduces traffic congestion while raising money for mass transit and livable streets — died in an Albany backroom without even a vote. Lobbyists of the Year: Walter McCaffrey and […]

Quinn Makes Pricing Panel Picks

|
From Elizabeth Benjamin at The Daily Politics: Aides to Council Speaker Christine Quinn are calling Council members this morning with the news that none of them made the cut when it came to her three appointments to the 17-member city/state commission that will decide the fate of Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan. According to Council […]

Congestion Pricing Opponents’ Press Conference

|
On Sunday, July, 15, 2007 neighborhood opponents of the Mayor’s Congestion Pricing plan will hold a rally and press conference at City Hall to protest the Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to tax cars going into the City’s central business district. The theme of the press conference, to be led by State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. of […]

Jeffrey Dinowitz Hosts a West Bronx Congestion Pricing Forum

|
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is hosting a forum on congestion pricing. Speaking in favor of congestion pricing will be Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City. Speaking in opposition to congestion pricing will be Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions. Residents of the Riverdale, […]

Weiner on the Environment: Big Talk, Small Stick

|
Where’s the beef? Under Rep. Anthony Weiner’s plan, vehicles, like the one above, would not be charged a fee to use New York City’s most heavily congested streets On Monday evening, just hours before the federal government’s announcement that it would give New York City $354.5 million to kick-start Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan, Rep. […]