Public comments for: DOT Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Traffic Rules--Horse Drawn Cabs

Comments

Comment:
The proposed hacklines within the park will slow or halt walk-up rides especially at night, place the horses far from their water troughs, put the horses in far less shade in the summer, have the horses standing on hills when they should be resting between rides, make the carriages difficult to access by people with mobility impairments, put the horses in the street far more often on their tours, doesn’t even leave enough space for all 68 carriages, and includes an even longer list of negative impacts you can find here: https://www.facebook.com/SaveNYCHorses/posts/1955199707869962?__tn__=K-R No studies were done ‘nor anyone in the industry consulted before this proposal was brought about and it’s being pushed out by the same organization and Mayor DeBlasio that failed to ban the industry.
Agency: DOT
Comment:
The proposal to move horses into the Park is very short-dighted. It will have lasting negative affects on the carriage owners, the horses, and the public. With the horses in the Prk, there will be fewer customers, less shelter, and more stress on the animals as they would need to stay parked on a hill. Also, you cannot possibly argue that horses are less safe than cars, it is the opposite. Make the Uber drivers move into the park.
Agency: DOT
Comment:
the horses are fine where they are. people can see them, give them carrots and take carriage rides. they are not afraid of traffic. they are comfortable at their curb station. they have water troughs, and shade. when they cock a foot they are resting or napping, and comfortable. putting them inside the park where they can't be seen will put the drivers out of business. no one will com into the park at night for romantic night rides. they are a historic part of New York. many tourists come just to see these wonderful creatures. why don't you make a horse carriage lane for the carriages, like the bus lanes and bike lanes that are all over the city.
Agency: DOT
Comment:
Just leave the horses and drivers be. This is nothing more than a poorly disguised attempt to harm their business, by decreasing their visibility. The proposed changes would offer less shade for the horses on warm days. Stop harassing a regulated, legitimate business to placate ill-informed, abusive animal rights zealots. These animals are well cared for.. they have adequate housing.. they are loved by their drivers and care givers.
Agency: DOT
Comment:
The hack lines for the Carriage Horses of New York should stay where they have been for 160 years. They are a necessary and beautiful part of NYC. Tourists come from around the world and the country to see them and to ride with them. New Yorkers love them. This bid to move the lines by involving the Dept of Health and Mental Services and the DOT is a thinly veiled scam by the members of NYCLASS whose only real desire in all this is to get their greedy hands of the property on which the horse stables sit. If the mayor really wanted to improve New York's streets he would put a tax on vehicle ownership within the confines of Manhattan and work toward limiting the number of pollution spewing vehicles in the city. The Carriage Horse industry is a well regulated, well maintained industry. Placing the carriage hack lines within the park place the drivers and their prospective fares in danger as well, especially at night.
Agency: DOT
Comment:
I have been a carriage driver for seven years and can attest to how detrimental this proposal would be to the business and the welfare of the horses within it. If we are not visable to passerby outside the park, how will potential customers find us? How will we compete with pedicab drivers outside the park? How am I going to earn an income to support the care of my horse and even stay in business? Right now our horses pass by a water trough at the start of every ride, but this proposal has our horses working 10 blocks away from them. How could you pass a proposal that puts our horses at risk for dehydration and leaves them standing on hills between rides when they should be resting? Right now, we are lined up outside the park and I give my tours inside the park. If our pick up locations are moved to the ones proposed inside the park, I will be forced out onto the street to do half my tours and I do not see the benefit of this to my horses or customers. Please consider the welfare of my horse as I do when you make your decision about this rule change.
Agency: DOT
Comment:
Mayor De Blasio is offering what on its face sounds like a modest change to the way horse carriage industry does business but for horse carriage industry visibility is oxygen. Replacement of 59th street hacking locations would starve the carriages of the steady flow of customers, a majority of whom now are walk up fare. Mayor De Blasio’s proposal is nothing but fulfilling a political promise— putting horse carriages out of business. What about more than two hundred hardworking families???
Agency: DOT
Comment:
Mayor is offering what on its face sounds like a modest change to the way horse carriage industry does business but for horse carriage industry visibility is oxygen. Replacement of 59th street hacking locations would starve the carriages of the steady flow of customers, a majority of whom now are walk up fare. Mayor’s proposal is all about fulfilling a political promise—putting horse carriages out of business. What about more than two hundred hardworking families???
Agency: DOT
Comment:
Mayor is offering what on its face sounds like a modest change to the way horse carriage industry does business but for horse carriage industry visibility is oxygen. Replacement of hacking locations from 59th street would starve the carriages of the steady flow of customers, a majority of whom now are walk up fare. This proposal will kill the whole industry and will effect more than two hundred hard work families. Mayor De Blasio is all about fulfilling a political promise— putting horse carriages out of business.
Agency: DOT
Comment:
Please leave the horses where they have been for so long. They are much closer to water & the public gets to enjoy the horses that built the great city of New York.
Agency: DOT

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