NYC Mayor Bloomberg Wants 20 Percent of All New Parking to be EV-Only
February 14, 2013 2:47 PM
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He also wants to ban styrofoam
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to bring some new ideas to the table at his State of the City address, including a push for
more electric vehicle
At the State of the City address, which will take place today at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Mayor Bloomberg will propose the addition of parking spaces specifically for EVs. In fact, he wants 20 percent of any new parking added to the city to be EV-only, where the appropriate charging cables will be available for an easy hook-up. The city makes about 10,000 new spots annually.
Residents have already started speaking out about the idea, either saying that there aren't enough EVs in the city to justify the proposal or that it will likely increase adoption.
Mayor Bloomberg has been a major EV advocate in NYC.
In 2007, he set a goal to make 13,000 of NYC's taxi's hybrids by 2012 in a project called the
"Taxi of Tomorrow."
Mayor Bloomberg and
Americas Chairman Carlos Tavares announced that the Nissan NV200 had been selected as the "Taxi of Tomorrow."
By the end of 2011, it was announced that the city would
receive six Nissan Leaf EV taxis
In addition to his EV push, Mayor Bloomberg will also propose the banning of styrofoam and the increase of recycling by 30 percent by 2017 at today's State of the City address.
The proposals will have to be approved by City Council, which could take a couple of months.
CBS New York
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RE: F Marry Kill
2/15/2013 8:20:07 PM
Sorry I believe in this country and what it stands for and the prosperity of 300+ million people are more important than career politicians.
Now, again, I'm not calling for anything to happen to anyone. There's no "line" being crossed. I'm simply saying what I think it would take to bring us back from the brink. Hell it couldn't hurt. Would you really care if all Liberals and Socialist in America were put down? I sure as hell wouldn't. Well you might, because you probably are one, but I digress...
Okay maybe that's too harsh. Let's just put them on an island where they are free to fuck up their own country and leave ours alone and our Constitution intact. Ooops never mind, the United Kingdom is already occupied. Damn!
Maybe you're taking this whole thing WAY WAY too seriously? God everyone is so pussified! Can't a man blow off some steam these days?
Again, you've really crossed the line this time.
There IS no line!
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