Skip to Content
Streetsblog New York City home
Streetsblog New York City home
Log In

A Round and a Roundy: The Mayor’s Unused Arsenal

Cartoon: Bill Roundy

Editorial cartoon of Bill Roundy by editorial cartoonist Bill Roundy.
Editorial cartoon of Bill Roundy by editorial cartoonist Bill Roundy
Editorial cartoon of Bill Roundy by editorial cartoonist Bill Roundy.

Leave it to our national treasure cartoonist Bill Roundy to once again turn the de Blasio administration's war on surrender to gridlock into an indelible, sharable panel.

Face it, the mayor's "Gridlock Alert" days are nothing but a white flag being waved by a city unwilling to use the tools readily at its disposal: When the United Nations is in full swing or Christmas shoppers from the suburbs descend, we need to manage the streets (which ain't getting and bigger) to make sure essential deliveries can be made, old ladies from Queens can get to their doctors and emergency service workers can perform their life-saving work — all the while keeping our neighborhoods from getting choked.

But the de Blasio administration would prefer to just ask people not to drive.

Bill Roundy's cartoons comprise a compendium of congestion comprehension. Check them all out here.

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

New York City Roadway Dining at Risk of Dramatic Decline As Deadline Looms

Fewer than two dozen restaurants are in the pipeline for roadside seating, according to public records.

July 12, 2024

Opinion: Congestion Pricing Is A Compromise

Alternatives paths to cut congestion and pollution and fund the MTA make congestion tolls look like a cheap parlor trick.

July 12, 2024

Friday’s Headlines: Department of Victim Blaming Edition

Traffic deaths in the city are on pace to reach their highest number since at least 2013 — and DOT is reportedly blaming "jaywalking." Plus more news.

July 12, 2024

‘Suburban’ Queens Stalwarts Take Hard Line Against Housing — To Rest of City’s Detriment

“That's what they bought in the suburbs for, that's why they raised their family in the suburbs," said Council Member Joann Ariola, whose district contains 14 subway stations.

July 11, 2024

DOT Seeks New Camera Enforcement Contract to Better Catch Obscured License Plates

The city's current contractor has let hundreds of thousands of reckless drivers off the hook.

July 11, 2024
See all posts