One Snarled Thing: Traffic In DC and NYC

Photo: Alejandro Alvarez, WTOP









Photo: Alejandro Alvarez, WTOP










It seems that climate change snarled traffic in both cities yesterday morning.  The Extinction Rebellion, a global climate protest group that similarly shut down London last spring and they are planning to do the same again in October, organized #ShutDownDC in which they claimed they had hundreds of protesters who blocked 22 intersections in downtown Washington.  Apparently they are not aware that D.C. shuts down quite often when Congress can’t pass spending bills — and it could shut down again officially in about 2 weeks at the end of the government’s fiscal year.  At the same time, the President was causing his own traffic nightmare in NYC, staying in Trump Tower for his visit to the United Nations, and forcing numerous street and even sidewalk closures near his apartment. We are in NYC covering #ClimateWeek and found refuge in nature just a few blocks north in Central Park!



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