A new poll from Transportation Alternatives shows that the majority of New Yorkers — including motorists — are in favor of improvements to streets space including protected bike lanes, bus lanes and wider sidewalks.
Even in exchange for fewer parking spots, the poll claims, with 61 percent of respondents being motorists themselves.
The organization commissioned Siena College Research Institute to complete the poll of 805 registered voters in New York City from November to December 2020.
“While the majority of our city’s streets are devoted to moving and parking vehicles, the majority of New Yorkers want streets that prioritize people,” said Danny Harris, Transportation Alternatives executive director. “City streets must become fairer, healthier, safer, and put people first as we recover from the pandemic. With this latest polling, it’s clear that candidates running with bold plans to reimagine New York City’s streetscape will have public opinion on their side.”