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The Coalition is a large and growing group of people who live and work in Lower Manhattan united in opposition to the proposed West Street tunnel.

Why is the tunnel a bad idea? Click to see for yourself.

It is our belief that the tunnel would adversely affect Lower Manhattan, and everyone who lives or works here. Our objective is to make local officials aware of strong community objections to this disruptive, wasteful and unnecessary project.

Who opposes the West Street Tunnel?

  • New York City Council Member Alan J. Gerson
  • Manhattan Community Board 1
  • U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
  • U.S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler
  • Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields
  • NY State Senator Martin Connor
  • NY State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
  • NY State Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick
  • Clean Air Campaign
  • Civic Alliance to Rebuild Downtown New York
  • Clinton Special District Coalition
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Gateway Plaza Tenants Association
  • Institute for Rational Urban Mobility/Auto-Free NY
  • New York City Straphangerís Campaign
  • New York City Transit Riders Council
  • Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to MTA
  • Rebuild Downtown Our Town (R.DOT)
  • Regional Plan Association
  • Taxpayers for Common Sense
  • Transportation Alternatives
  • Tri-State Transportation Campaign
  • World Trade Center Environmental Organization
  • World Trade Center Residents Coalition
  • ...and opinion poll respondents by a 2-1 margin

  • How you can help

  • Sign our petition to show your concern.
  • Write elected officials to express your opinion.
  • Write a letter to editors of our local media expressing your outrage with this short-sighted plan.
  • Donate to help us save Lower Manhattan.

    Whatís NEW?


    Click here for a list of recent & archival news coverage (updated 5/12/05).

    14 Apr

    Thank you, Governor Pataki.

    7 Apr

    Goldman walks. Crunch time for Pataki.
    Will Pataki lose 10,000 jobs just for a little 15-second dip in the road?

    28 Dec

    Local residents LIVID
    Patakiís billion-dollar tunnel may endanger local children to benefit corporations.

    17 Apr

    Senator Schumer opposes tunnel
    Thank you, Senator. Now almost everyone opposes the tunnel. Except Pataki. Why is he so determined to ruin our neighborhood?

    16 Mar

    Tunnel ďOverwhelmingly opposedĒ
    Yet another poll says an "overwhelming majority" of downtown residents oppose the proposed West Street tunnel.

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