NYC’s gridlock is intentional

The goal of the jammed traffic is to shift as many drivers as possible to public transit or bicycles

NYP: The real reason for New York City’s traffic nightmare

City officials have intentionally ground Midtown to a halt with the hidden purpose of making drivers so miserable that they leave their cars at home and turn to mass transit or bicycles, high-level sources told The Post.


Today’s gridlock is the result of an effort by the Bloomberg and de Blasio administrations over more than a decade of redesigning streets and ramping up police efforts, the sources said.

“The traffic is being engineered,” a former top NYPD official told The Post, explaining a long-term plan that began under Mayor Mike Bloomberg and hasn’t slowed with Mayor de Blasio.

“The city streets are being engineered to create traffic congestion, to slow traffic down, to favor bikers and pedestrians,” the former official said.

“There’s a reduction in capacity through the introduction of bike lanes and streets and lanes being closed down.”

The concerted effort includes:

14 Comments on NYC’s gridlock is intentional

  1. It is a 100% absolute unassailable FACT that deliberately causing congestion is being done BY DESIGN in the Puget Sound Region. I have sat in Regional meetings where intentional, deliberate and systematic strategies to “induce congestion” were openly being advocated and a critical mass of the decision makers in the meeting were buying into implementing such measures.

  2. They have a problem with Christie blocking bridges, but slowing all traffic (ER vehicles, police, and private transpo) to a stop intentionally is okay?

  3. This is a hallmark of govt “enterprises.” Govt builds and maintains roads: they want less traffic. Govt supplies water: they want you to turn off the water when you brush your teeth. Govt picks up your trash: they want you to throw less stuff away.

    Private businesses would be delighted to charge us tolls in support of our demand for efficient and safe roadways, or to sell us as much water as we care to use, or to charge us by the pound or cubic foot to dispose of waste that they would then selective recycle for more profit. And all the while employing people to make their businesses run.

  4. I hope they realize that it won’t get people out of their cars, it will get them out of the cities.

    “Oh yes, let’s go shopping downtown and ride our bicycles. Won’t it be fun getting our stuff home? Or we could just drive to a mall in the suburbs.”

  5. Pathetically, this is so easy to believe. The fuck-faces of liberalism will do anything to make sure you and I bend to their desires.
    Whether I’m right or wrong, these bastards have proven themselves to be the most vile, vindictive, incorrigible pieces of SHIT that exist in America.
    Unfortunately, it’s a never ending fight where evil versus good and the evilness of liberalism needs to be eradicated and the only thing they understand is brute force.

  6. The cities that practice this will soon enough be bitch slapped by the Immutable Law of Unintended Consequences, as people and businesses who live there move out, and people who would normally shop in the city, find easier venues to do their shopping.

    Cities are peculiar creatures, they need people and businesses to spend and tax, in order to thrive and survive. Most places at least attempt to make their cities people friendly, even though there may be temporary disruptions in the growing.
    But even though this seems obvious to you or I, to a Libtard….not so much.

  7. It’s happening in Minnesota, too. The Twin Cities has perpetual road construction, but never add more lanes to ease the congestion. The construction lasts all summer and clogs all north/south roads.

    The gov, Dem congress and all the non-elected councils that deal with transportation are so in love with their choo-choos that they want to spend all the transportation on choo-choo tracks and bike lanes.

    We all know it’s true.

  8. Former Mayor Becker (that’s Becker with a “P”) of Salt Lake City instituted similar policies. It is very trendy in progressive cities to punish drivers, particularly those drivers commuting from outside the city.

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