A Round and a Roundy: Bullies Are Destroying Sleepy de Blasio’s Open Streets ‘Program’
It’s pretty clear that Mayor de Blasio’s open streets program is in a death spiral.
In North Brooklyn, neighborhood vigilantes vandalized and then stole barricades, forcing the cancelation of the Driggs Avenue car-free street.
In Queens, open streets opponents are organizing and getting the ear of the Department of Transportation, which is right now drawing up a “compromise” proposal for 34th Avenue — the open street that the agency itself calls “the gold standard.”
And countless open streets created during the COVID-19 pandemic have simply fallen off the map.
Our national treasure cartoonist knows what’s going on: the mayor is not only asleep at the switch, but he’s also turned his back to the real problem.
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