Political candidates always say traffic is an issue. Everyone knows traffic chokes our city and ruins our quality of life. Previous city administrations and zoning codes were far too lax about traffic generated by new building construction. Making the situation worse is the construction to widen roadways has been ongoing at critical expressway intersections for decades. This construction causes traffic to back up onto city streets, which only exacerbates street-level traffic congestion.
Jim Fried knows that we can immediately improve traffic movement without spending money on costly construction. Fried says that we need to start aggressive enforcement of existing traffic laws — especially motorists who block intersections, double-park, and use their horn excessively. New York City implemented such a system and worked miracles with traffic flow and noise reduction.