Dear Gridlock Sam,
NYC has e-bikes and e-scooters. Let’s go one step further with electric carriages instead of horse-drawn carriages. Numerous cities around the globe have successfully made the transition, re-imagining a long-time tourist tradition.
We recognize the need for charging stations and required rule changes along with other challenges, but the technology and the drive exist to make it happen here in New York City. It’s a better solution and use of city streets that has resulted in additional jobs, more revenue for the drivers, and safe homes for the horses.
Susan Wagner and Elizabeth Forel
Committee for Compassionate & Responsible Tourism