I'm writing to enthusiastically support your Int 0860-2012 ("Exempting certain vehicles from purchasing muni-meter time").
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! I am a motorcyclist, and a NYC resident. The Muni-meter system was clearly not made with motorcycles and scooters in mind. The myriad of different interpretations of the laws by TEAs and ALJs result in frequent injustice for riders.
Your proposed bill will correct this defect, and send the ball back to DOT for them to devise a better solution. Other cities have done this (London and San Francisco, to name two) so NYC should be able to, as well.
Finally, I truly hope that NYC might one day view motorcycles and scooters as a solution to the dual problems of pollution and congestion, as many other comparable cities have. If even a small percentage of car drivers switch to a motorcycle or scooter, there will be a strong net positive effect on the quality of life for everybody in NYC, in terms of saved time (less traffic) and less CO2 emissions.
Jillian wrote:Dan, which council member's district do you live in? We're looking for NYMSTF members who live in the districts of co-sponsors of the bill. Can you be at Tuesday's meeting to help us strategize? 7:30 Tuesday at Proner & Proner in midtown
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