Mayor Bloomberg’s spokesman declared on Twitter that passenger cars will not be banned from entering Manhattan, as the New York Post recently reported. There are no traffic lights in Downtown Manhattan, there is debris on the road, and emergency vehicles need room to move, but cars will still be allowed into the city.
(UPDATE) Mayor Bloomberg has announced that only vehicles with 3 or more passengers will be allowed to cross East River bridges going into Manhattan. This will last for 2 days. He stated, “I know it is inconvenient for people, but the bottom line is the streets can only take so much.” (Hat tip to @TheStalwart!) Photo Credit: Raphael Orlove/Jalopnik