Rallying For Commercial Waste Zones

September 30, 2019

Environmental Justice, News, Transform Don't Trash NYC

NYLPI Director of Strategic Organizing and Research Justin Wood was joined today on Broadway outside New York City Hall by State Senator Julia Salazar and a host of Safe Streets and Disability Rights organizations, rallying for the passage of Councilmember Antonio Reynoso’s Commercial Exclusive Waste Zone Reform Bill (intro 1574).

To date in 2019, 156 New Yorkers have lost their lives in traffic. 9 of these victims have been children. 3 have been killed by private waste haulers in just the last month. New York City is also on pace to lose more cyclists this year than any time in the last 20 years, 90% of whom were killed on streets with no safe biking infrastructure.  Every loss was preventable.

Intro 1574 would bring greater accountability to the single most dangerous industry operating on the streets on New York City, a common sense measure that will save lives and improve our city immeasurably.

Justin was joined this morning by allies at Transportation Alternatives, Families for Safe Streets, Vision Zero Youth Council, ALIGN, Teamsters JC 16, Center for the Independence of the Disabled New York, Make the Road New York, New York Environmental Justice Alliance, StreetsPAC, Bike New York, other elected officials and organizations.

Update, Oct 3: Streetsblog ran a story about safety in the private carting industry, and on October 3, we ran a “Twitter Town Hall” with our allies to call on council members to support intro 1574.

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