New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) has yet to thoroughly address the dangers of violent crime, especially in the subway system, but that hasn’t stopped him from using social engineering to force the public into danger under the guise of their own well-being.
Businesses in the Big Apple that managed to survive the draconian lockdowns of COVID are far from recovered and many citizens have moved to locales where the local government won’t oppress them while routinely releasing criminals back into the public. Dismissive of the realities facing New Yorkers, Adams plowed ahead Sunday with plans to increase the suffering of commuters through an exercise-encouraging “cultural shift.”
“I am encouraging people to get out of their cars, you know, we have the best transportation system — the MTA, I’m on a train all the time. I’m encouraging people, you know, we need to exercise,” he said Sunday, after closing down a NYC street to make his announcement. Adams outlined the “Broadway Vision” plan to widen walkways, shorten crosswalks, add plazas and ultimately exponentially increase traffic throughout Manhattan that will make the city a driving nightmare.
“Through our ‘Broadway Vision’ plan, DOT is creating a people-first Broadway connecting from Union Square to Columbus Circle, & we look forward to redesigning our next section to further reduce reliance on vehicles and support safe, sustainable transportation.” -Csmr Rodriguez pic.twitter.com/4fBq4YKjPt
— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) March 12, 2023
“There’s a cultural shift that must take place in the city. And when you look at the number of drivers, the number of pedestrians that walk clearly outnumbers the number of drivers,” hizzoner detailed.
“We’re too stationary — let’s get on our bikes, let’s walk, let’s skateboard. I’m hoping that people realize that vehicles are not the only way to get around,” he told the press and added, “We’re gonna always be a city or country where vehicles are going to be used, but we need to minimize them.”
“You know, in this city, our transportation system can take you wherever you want to go. And we’re doing it in a safe way,” Adams said as February showed a decrease in subway crime by nine percent compared to the year prior and an overall decrease of 5.6 percent after considerable spikes in 2022.
With over half of NYC adults being reported as overweight (34 percent) or obese (22 percent) according to the city’s health department, the nanny state’s attempt to address that would likely not be solved by forcing commuters into standing on a congested subway car instead of sitting in their own car.
“Yes, there’s going to be inconvenience for those who are used to being in a car by themselves driving along — well, you know, we gonna excite you. You know, get out your car, meet the diversity of the city and enjoy our public transportation system,” he went on before calling it a “Mikey moment.”
“Once you try it you will like it,” Adams concluded at the same time that the state has been working to implement congestion pricing in the city that would increase tolls during peak hours, a point Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) called “nothing more than a war on cars.”
It’s as simple as this: Democrats hate your cars and love your money. Congestion pricing is their latest cash-grabbing, war-on-cars scheme. And it punishes those who can least afford it the most. https://t.co/AzMHKuCLqX
— Nicole Malliotakis (@NMalliotakis) September 7, 2022
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