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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg uses his office to promote public transportation. Mayor Anthony Williams uses his office to promote one of the highway’s biggest gas hogs. The Washington City Paper compared the itineraries of both mayors on fully scheduled days. Following is the official City Paper environmental impact statement for the respective mayors.
Distance Traveled by Total Fuel
Distance Public TransportationConsumedAdjusted Mileage
Traveled by Autoor Walkingin Gallonsper Gallon
Mike Bloomberg (July 2, 2002)34.3 miles5.7 miles2.516
Tony Williams (June 19, 2002)27.9 miles0 miles2.312
Bloomberg made nine stops in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Williams made eight stops, citywide. Figures are based on official schedules and reported habits. Actual mileage may vary.