It may take an army of supporters to resist the arbitrary decisions of an administration determined to undermine the iconic carriage industry, but we can do it!

The New York City Department of Transportation is holding a public comment period pertaining to their proposed rule to move carriages out of their historic stands on Central Park South and Grand Army Plaza.

It is vitally important for DOT to know how the public - and not just a small group of radical animal rights extremists - feel about this plan which would radically alter Central Park South and Grand Army Plaza, harming horse welfare, negatively impacting traffic, threatening public safety, for no other reason than the Mayor trying to fulfill a political promise to a special interest group.

When and where is the Hearing? The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold a public hearing on the proposed rule. The public hearing will take place at 1 pm on October 3, 2018. The hearing will be in the DOT Bid Room at 55 Water Street, Concourse Level, New York, NY 10041. The entrance to the Bid Room is located on the southeast corner of 55 Water Street facing the NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza.

How do I comment on the proposed rules? Anyone can comment on the proposed rules by:

  • Website. You can submit comments to DOT through the NYC rules website at http://rules.cityofnewyork.us.
  • Email. You can email comments to rules@dot.nyc.gov.
  • Mail. You can mail comments to Sean Quinn, Senior Director, Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs, 55 Water Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10041.
  • Fax. You can fax comments to Sean Quinn, Senior Director of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs, 212-839-9685.
  • By Speaking at the Hearing. Anyone who wants to comment on the proposed rule at the public hearing must sign up to speak. You can sign up before the hearing by calling 212-839-6500. You can also sign up in the hearing room before the hearing begins on October 3, 2018. You can speak for up to three minutes.

Is there a deadline to submit written comments? The deadline for written comments is October 3, 2018.