Our friends at StreetFilms recently brought attention to an ongoing transit crisis in New York City. Fueled by unreliability and instability with the M.T.A. along with a massive influx of ride-sharing apps like Lyft and Via, the City's traffic congestion is increasing to unsustainable levels of growth.
Subway reliability is way down, and the bus system is shedding riders at an alarming rate. And because transit is so unreliable, today New York is accommodating growth in cars, in the form of the tens of thousands of Uber and Lyft vehicles we now find on our streets each day. It's difficult to even list all the reasons why shifting transportation growth into cars in New York City is a bad thing. Choking the economy with congestion, safety concerns, making slow bus service even worse, poorer air quality - you name it.
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