All East River Bridges Will Be HOV Starting Tonight, Vehicles Will Need 3 or More Passengers to Enter Manhattan
Mayor Bloomberg just announced at his first press briefing today that due to bumper-to-bumper traffic in Manhattan today, all East River crossings will be HOV-restricted starting tonight at 6 p.m. This means any vehicles wishing to enter Manhattan will have to have at least three passengers inside. The restrictions will be in place all day Thursday and Friday.
“We need to reduce the number of cars coming in. The streets cannot handle all the traffic,” Mayor Bloomberg said. He said the city would try and figure out a way to allow people to arrange for rides, either at the crossings or elsewhere, but no details were given.
“I know it’s inconvenient for a lot of people, but the streets just can’t handle it,” the mayor said. Read More