The Mayor and Traffic

And speaking of polls…

StreetsBlog points to a survey of 800 city residents by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign to claim that “New Yorkers believe that traffic congestion is a major problem plaguing New York City and that Mayor Michael Bloomberg is dong an inadequate job in addressing it.”

59 percent of respondents said that the mayor is doing a “fair” or “poor” job in cutting down on traffic. (On Staten Island, where residents tend to be more reliant on their cars, “fair” and “poor” scored a combined 82 percent.)

In the same poll, the mayor did considerably better with assessments of the job he’s done keeping parks clean, reducing crime and increasing access to public transportation.

– Josh Benson