For a mayor who got here to energy by precisely defining New York as a “story of two cities,” final week was fairly exceptional.
That’s when Mayor de Blasio completely botched a query from a WNYC listener about his stalled busway tasks, but knew each single element about alternate-side-of-the-street parking. Our personal Dave Colon wrote about it, and clearly impressed our editorial cartoonist, Invoice Roundy.
The underside line, in fact, is that Mayor de Blasio has made no secret of his need to make proudly owning a automobile simpler in New York Metropolis. Sure, he’s constructed numerous bike lanes, however his efforts to actively discourage automobile possession in New York Metropolis have been paltry. Mayors of different world capitals have dramatically reworked their streetscapes — creating car-free streets in all places — however our mayor has nibbled on the edges. Giving eating places curbside area is nice, nevertheless it’s only a begin. Retail shops need assistance, too (right, CityRise?), and extra parking areas have to be taken away for bike lanes, Citi Bike racks (right, Macartney?), curb extensions, mid-block crossings, and so forth. and so forth.
In order that’s why Roundy drew what he drew. Get pleasure from.
All of Invoice Roundy’s cartoons are archived here.