NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Tells Residents Wary Of Pandemic Mass Transit: “Do Not Buy A Car. Cars Are The Past”

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Tells Residents Wary Of Pandemic Mass Transit: “Do Not Buy A Car. Cars Are The Past”
New York City’s recovery from the depths of Covid-19 has prompted a nagging question: How are people supposed to get around by subway and bus in the age of social distancing?

Mayor Bill de Blasio fielded a couple of queries on that topic during his Thursday press briefing at City Hall. One reporter even asked if the mayor had a response to her potentially buying a car due to concerns about packed trains and buses spreading of the virus.

“My advice to New Yorkers is: ‘Do not buy a car,'” he said. “Cars are the past. The future is going to be mass transit.” The mayor said he personally would “never own a car again.”

De Blasio conceded, “People are concerned about their health and safety, I totally understand that.” But he noted increases of late in subway ridership. (Perhaps some of those strap-hangers read the New York
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