I dream of a car-free New York City.
Every night honking cars arrest me from sleep, and every day myself and millions of New Yorkers breathe the carbon monoxide exhaust from a sea of passing cars.
While I've only been by a car once -- crossing 6th Avenue in Greenwich Village -- the total annual motor vehicles crashes are in the tens of thousands.
The 14th street "PeopleWay" is a proposal to make the 14th street corridor car-free: used by buses, bikes, and pedestrians only.
New York City needs to take steps to reimagine transportation in the communities that are going to have to do without the subway. And this is the perfect opportunity to reimagine a safer, less polluted city at the same time.
Transportation Alternatives describes the14th Street Peopleway's proposal,
Private motor vehicle trips are the least efficient form of travel in terms of capacity. A combination of two-way protected bike lanes, dedicated bus lanes and expanded sidewalks could double the corridor's current capacity, serving up to 24,500 people per hour or more than 500,000 people per day. - TransAlt
If you dream of a car-free New York City too? Sign the petition for the 14th Street Peopleway, and RSVP to join the 14th Street Peopleway Campaign this Wed 6/22 in Union Square.