In an article in yesterday's Staten Island Advance Councilman Mike McMahon recounts being stuck for two hours on the Goethals Bridge. He said that he used this experience to come to a position of opposition to the NASCAR development. Our point has been that there needs to be a moratorium on large regional developments on the Island until major reconstruction of the road infrastructure is completed.
What this means is that the idea of putting a Wal-Mart in Totenville needs to be scotched until the road improvements move beyond just a wish-list phase. We're betting that all of the councilmembers on the Island will agree and the Walmonster will be forced to relocate once again.