NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson to Mayor: Do More to Break the Car Culture (War on Cars Watch)

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson is demanding the de Blasio administration build 50 miles of protected bike lanes, expand an NYPD squad that investigates serious crashes, double the number of public plazas and create more car-free streets — the latest salvo in Johnson’s continued push against the mayor to “break the car culture.”

Such programs are part of the Council’s official response to the mayor’s preliminary budget for the fiscal year that starts on July 1 — a $92.2-billion fiscal plan that offers “few major new initiatives,” the Council’s response sniffs