NYC Council Speaker Wants to ‘Break’ NY’s Car Culture

As Mayor de Blasio gives drivers free rein, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said for the second straight day that he wants to “break” New York City’s car culture.

“The most deadly vehicles in New York City are trucks and buses and cars, and we need to break the car culture in New York City,” Johnson said at a press conference on Wednesday. “We need to enable cyclists and pedestrians to be able to get around the city in a safe way.”

And on Thursday on NY1, Johnson doubled down: “We have to break the car culture in this city. We have to focus on bikes and the subway and other forms of getting around.”