Where does the money go?
Approximately 95% of the sales tax revenue will be used to repair Manhattan streets. We use a Pavement Condition Index (PCI)
to rate each street's condition based on pavement type and severity of deficiencies such as cracking, patching, dropoff, potholes and weathering. Streets with a PCI below 70 on a scale of 0 to 100 are considered below the acceptable average. We currently have more than 150 lane miles in that category. These streets will be considered annually for repairs.
Approximately 5% of revenues collected go to the Safe Routes to School program
. The program addresses sidewalk, crosswalk, and other improvements to make walking and biking to school safer for students.