Fidler Opposes Bloomberg’s Traffic Plan, Praises Him

Lew Fidler isn’t supporting Michael Bloomberg’s traffic reduction plan, which hinges on congestion pricing. In fact, tonight, Fidler will introduce his own plan to reduce traffic which features an idea Bloomberg had already opposed: building the Cross Harbor Tunnel.

But when I spoke with Fidler outside City Hall this morning, he gave the mayor some credit for addressing the issue of traffic.

“As opposed as I am to congestion pricing as an idea, the fact that the mayor proposed it was a good thing because it really forced us to focus on some real serious problems in our city,” said Fidler. He said he thinks the mayor is simply taking the “wrong approach.”