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  1. I don't think the viability is for a...

    I don't think the viability is for a pedestrian-commute across the bridge to link mass transit, but more the experience of walking across the bridge.

    A bike-commute is reasonable.
  2. What are you thinking, Lofter? Those are Mets...

    What are you thinking, Lofter?

    Those are Mets colors. This would happen.
  3. We'd catch hell from San Francisco.

    We'd catch hell from San Francisco.
  4. There is no point in further discussion on where...

    There is no point in further discussion on where the traffic goes, since you have ignored studies ad nauseam, and seem to instinctively "know" the answer.

    The backed-up toll plaza is a pre-EZ...
  5. Again, two-edged sword. That will change when...

    Again, two-edged sword.

    That will change when the terminal is complete.

    It was eliminated because the tunnels would back up and spill over into Manhattan streets. Both sides of the Verrazano...
  6. The bridge was a boon to Staten Island, moreso...

    The bridge was a boon to Staten Island, moreso than to any other borough. Two-edged sword.

    The ferry is free.

    Who's not advocating tolls for the East River? The problem is that if this...
  7. The trucks that would normally take the shorter...

    The trucks that would normally take the shorter (or faster) route across Staten Island would do so. If the route is faster or shorter across Manhattan, then that's the way they will go.

    That's how...
  8. The trucks are not gone. They still cross the...

    The trucks are not gone. They still cross the Manhattan Bridge and head cross town and up 9A. Because of the axle fees, the one-way toll attracts a higher percentage of large trucks.

    No one is...
  9. All your time on King St was after the one-way...

    All your time on King St was after the one-way toll was initiated, so you have no basis for comparison.

    I've worked in the area since the early 70s, and the change in traffic was almost immediate....
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