Daily Mail 
October 31, 2012
Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered an unprecedented three-passenger minimum on all cars entering Manhattan in an effort to relieve the over-clogged arteries of the island.
With trains and subways still out of action the city’s roads have been struggling to cope with a huge increase in traffic.
‘I know it is inconvenient for a lot of people,’ Bloomberg said, ‘But the bottom line is the streets can only handle so much.’
Speaking at a news conference this afternoon, Bloomberg spelled out the specifics of the three-passenger minimum, which goes into effect at 6pm tonight.
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