Bronx, NY Judge Allows DOT to Put Morris Park Avenue on a Road Diet (War on Cars Watch)

A Bronx judge has ruled that the city can move forward with its basic “road diet” plan for dangerous Morris Park Avenue, ending a lengthy litigation that hinged on whether the city has the legal right to undertake a road configuration that literally exists in dozens of places across town.

Judge Lucindo Suarez declared the road redesign a proper “administrative act taken within the purview of [the city’s] jurisdiction and scope of their statutory authority under the New York City Charter, supported by a rational basis rooted in the public health and safety. Therefore, Petitioners’ requests for a preliminary injunction, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs are denied.”

Naturally, DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg was overjoyed.