Let's give the Mayor a round of applause for supporting needed action on car-first culture in DC
On Tuesday January 15th, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser highlighted some great ideas for reducing our car dependence and promoting road safety in the District. A couple of these ideas, namely taking cars off of 16th Street NW and having "car free days" on certain corridors, got booed by some of the audience!
Many of us who weren't in the room would have clapped at these lines. Please take a moment to send the mayor some applause now, to show her that these ideas aren't unpopular with DC residents.
Bowser spoke hard truths. But the biggest reaction she's gotten so far has been vocal pushback. We can't let negative feedback dominate the narrative. If all Bowser sees are the opponents, she might pullback from these ideas. Let's send a message to thank Mayor Bowser for thinking outside the two-ton steel box. The health and accessibility of the District is too important to let the narrow interests of car-first culture dominate our debate.