Petition to Andrew M. Cuomo
Tell Governor Cuomo that motorcycles should be exempt from Congestion Tolling in NYC!
Governor Cuomo continues to advocate for Congestion Pricing, now rebranded as Congestion Tolling, in the Central Business District of Manhattan. His proposed budget includes provisions for a hefty charge, possibly $11.50, for any vehicle entering Manhattan below 60th St. The stated goal of Congestion Tolling would be to reduce traffic in Manhattan, and to fund the MTA to improve subway service. Our fuel efficient, congestion reducing vehicles should be exempt from all congestion tolls as is done in London, Milan, and other cities where our lightweight vehicles are recognized as potent tools for combating urban congestion. We’re part of the solution, but by charging us the same toll as SUVs and giant pickup trucks we’re being treated as part of the problem. Last year we were assured by members of the Governor’s Transportation Team that we would not be charged the same rate as cars in any future Congestion Tolling scheme, but the Governor’s current proposal doesn’t even offer us a discount, much less a full exemption. Please sign the petition asking Governor Cuomo to exempt two-wheeled vehicles from Congestion Tolling in NYC. Thanks,Cheryl Stewart
Petition to Bruce Dammeier
Stop the 7 Mega Warehouse Proposal in the Puyallup Shaw/Pioneer Farmland Area
A St. Louis, Missouri developer has proposed turning the Shaw/Pioneer farmland area into a massive industrial warehouse district. This proposal runs counter to the City’s land use plan that was adopted in 2009 after years of working with the land owners, citizens, and the County. The developer is trying to take advantage of existing county zoning and ignoring past agreements and the adopted plan for this Puyallup future annexation area. The impacts of this project would be enormous: traffic congestion from 7,000 trucks and cars per day, costs to Puyallup citizens to repair roadways, decreased property values, destruction of farmland, incompatibility with the City’s future Van Lierop park, and an overall diminishment of land use character and quality of life for the Puyallup community. We recognize property rights and that some of this land will be developed, but those rights are lawfully limited where there are egregious impacts to the community and environment, which is the case with this proposal. We insist that you require a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement to fully assess these impacts with public input and either deny or significantly mitigate this project.