Mayor Bill de Blasio says the growth of companies like Uber and Lyft has become unsustainable and he’s extending the cap on the number of vehicles on the road. He said the city will also limit the time that drivers can cruise around without passengers.
“We also believe this plan will allow traffic below 60th Street in Manhattan to speed up by about ten percent. And that is good for everyone. That makes the city more livable for everybody. That’s going to make it easier for our cars to get around, our buses to get around,” de Blasio said.
Specifics of the limitations haven’t been decided yet and will be announced later this summer. But Mayor de Blasio said limiting the cars on the road will reduce pollution, unclog the streets and help raise pay for drivers.
“Our estimate is that the average driver could see as much as $6,000 more per year in their pockets. $6,000 more a year – And that’s going to allow people to make ends meet, to pay the rent, to pay the medical bills, maybe even save some money,” de Blasio said.
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