Build the East River Skyway, NYC
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New York Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, and Council member Stephen Levin have collectively drafted a letter to mayor Bill de Blasio, asking him to consider the gondola transportation project, named the East River Skyway, as a solution for the impending L train shutdown and this petition asks New Yorkers and those who love New York City to support this vital infrastructure project.
According to Curbed, "The skyway would possess the ability to transport about 5,000 passengers per hour and more than 100,000 people each day, with an average trip time of six minutes while avoiding the production of on-site emissions. Officials believe that if Mayor de Blasio gets on board with the idea, the project could be completed in time for it to be utilized as an alternative mode of transportation while the L train is out of commission. Though it would cost an estimated $134 million to build, Levy and local officials are confident that they could raise enough private funding the cover the cost."
More importantly the East River Skyway can be built quickly and is a green infrastructure project moving thousands of New Yorkers and tourists each day.
With the L Train shutting down it is vital we create a new way to get to and from Manhattan. This and other infrastructure upgrands will assist in moving people around this great city.
For more information on the project: www.eastriverskyway.com
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