De Blasio Urges New Yorkers Not to Buy Vehicles

Aug 14, 2020

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The number of people buying vehicles in New York City is surging but the mayor advises against it.

Motor vehicle stats show there were 40,000 vehicles registered in the month of July, about a 25% jump from July of last year. Whether people are hesitant to use public transportation because of coronavirus, or whether the increase is a result of car dealers being closed for a bit in the spring no one can say for sure, but regardless, Mayor de Blasio said he does not like it.

“Do not buy a car. Cars are the past," he said. "The future is going to be mass transit, biking, walking. And there’s so many options right now and there will be more and more as we go forward.”

The mayor reminded everyone the coronavirus pandemic will not be here forever.