Do as he says, not as he does: That’s the essence of Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine’s war on cars.
In less than a decade, most of it while serving on the City Council, the now-beep has racked up 41 vehicular violations, “including speeding, blowing red lights and even blocking a bike lane,” reports The Post’s Rich Calder.
City records show his Honda SUV has been caught on camera running red lights and speeding through school safety zones; he’s paid $1,895 to settle 18 parking tickets and four citations these last six years. He also got caught abusing his city-issued parking placard.
Just this year, his city-issued Toyota SUV (which comes with a chauffeur) has run up eight tickets for $790 in fines, including three for speeding in school zones.
Yet all this time, he’s waged war on drivers. As beep, he’s a big backer of things like the MTA’s insane congestion-pricing plan and a scheme to turn four lanes of the West Side Highway into a four-mile bike lane (though one already runs parallel to the already-congested route).
Plus a rejigged process to ensure his community-board appointments are mostly non-car-owners.
Our best guess: Levine sees motorists as menaces because he thinks most of them are like him.