Mayor elect Bill deBlasio's goal to eliminate pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries is breathtaking. Not only would attainment save hundreds of lives and life qualities in New York but it would create a compelling global example.
deBlasiio is going to face an immediate challenge to his goal, a challenge from powerful people who have backed him, the money behind the e hail apps Uber (Google) and Hailo (Fred Wilson and other venture capitalists.)
These apps currently are fads among the media elites and one percenters . These apps serve no true purpose and pose a public safety threat created by multi tasking distracted and tired taxi and limo drivers.
David Yassky, a long time e hail app enthusiast and the other TLC commissioners have backed off finally seeing the public safety risks inherent in these elite toys.
Our incoming mayor has been handed this hot potato. Please don't drop it, Bill deBlasio.