Trainspotter 0 Posted November 16, 2007 Share #1 Posted November 16, 2007 City Institutes First Of Nine Holiday Gridlock Alert Days NY1 News November 16, 2007 City transportation officials are urging New Yorkers to use mass transit to get around town today – the first of nine holiday gridlock alert days in the city. More than any other days, the city chooses key days during the holiday as days to encourage drivers to switch to public transportation. There are nine gridlock alert days in all. The next one is next Wednesday the 21st, followed by November 28th, December 7th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, and 21st. The city is trying out red-tinted bus lanes on 57th Street in Manhattan and Fordham Road in the Bronx to see how well they keep out unauthorized drivers. And in an effort to keep the streets safer, the city is adding more police to busy areas of Manhattan to reduce traffic violations. Some drivers NY1 spoke with weren't too happy with the gridlock rules or the traffic. "Aw, this is unbelievable. I come from Westchester, and it sucks,” said one driver. “I got to go to work.” “Oh man, traffic is hectic man,” added another. “I can't even get to do my deliveries. It's really hell.” “Always traffic – I hate traffic,” said a third. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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