NY Mayor: Removing Sheridan Expressway Would Cause Too Much Traffic

New York's Mayor responded in blunt terms Wednesday to calls to tear down an aging expressway and replace it with affordable housing, schools, and park.

At an unrelated press conference on clean energy buildings, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said "The traffic impact would be so dramatic on lots of neighborhood. It would be great if you didn’t happen to have-need elevated highways or even highways at ground level, it takes space you could use for other things."

Some South Bronx community leaders want the city to tear down the Sheridan, and replace it with affordable housing and parks. But the city says that option is off the table.

For more details, read our previous story about the $1.5 million study about tearing down the Sheridan, and the Community leaders pushing for the plan.