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Fighting WestwayEnvironmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City$
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William W. Buzbee

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780801451904

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.001.0001

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(p.21) 2 Highways, Subways, and the Seeds of Dissent

(p.21) 2 Highways, Subways, and the Seeds of Dissent

(p.21) 2 Highways, Subways, and the Seeds of Dissent
Fighting Westway

William W. Buzbee

Cornell University Press

This chapter traces the beginnings of the Westway plan to a conflict regarding the use of federal dollars on either an expensive highway project such as Westway or toward the improvement of New York's sorely neglected mass transit. Crime, graffiti, and poor track and subway car conditions had turned New York City's once renowned subway system into a source of anxiety and frustration for many. Billions of dollars were needed to begin to rectify these problems. The citizens of New York City cared about and relied on subways far more than on highways. Suburban commuters were the dominant users of metro-area highway links. As such, supporting new highway construction seemed like a case of misplaced city priorities.

Keywords:   New York City's subway system, mass transit, highways, subways, suburban commuters, city priorities, New York City's fiscal crisis

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