Gas Guzzlers Get Out Your Wallets

by LAUREN BELSKI · April 2, 2008

trafficOne thing I love about living in the city is that I don’t have to rely on those four wheel, gas guzzlers to cough exhaust out in order for me to move from point A to point B. Instead, I get to ride a loud, screechy, over crowded train! (And I’m not even being sarcastic about that, for some reason I am completely romanced by the nastiness of the subway…most of the time it’s good grime, like five o’clock shadow). Why do I bring this up? Because the city just approved congestion pricing 30-20!

Of course, the whole thing has to be approved by the state next Monday, but things are looking good for Bloomberg’s PlaNYC. Before you know it we’ll be swimming in McCarren Park Pool, climbing one of the million new trees, and listening to the sweet migratory songs of birds instead of the ear-splitting horns of frustrated drivers. Ok, maybe that’s a stretch. Maybe we’ll just be lining the pockets of the MTA. Either way, if you’re a driver, better order your EZ-Pass.