March 1, 2021 By Michael Dorgan
A coalition of transport, community, business and other advocacy groups are calling on the city’s mayoral candidates to commit to converting street space–currently used by private vehicles–into space for the exclusive use of pedestrians, bicyclists and buses.
The city-wide coalition, which includes a number of groups from Queens, say that private vehicle users have unequal access to streets and that streets need to be shared fairly with people who don’t rely on cars.
The group wants at least 25 percent of the space that is currently used by private vehicles converted into dedicated pedestrian, bike and public transport space by 2025. Over 80 groups from across the city are part of the coalition.