| 11 Nov 2014 | 02:15

    To the Editor: The proposed MTA service cuts will suck the life out of our city. More than an inconvenience, they will make New York a less attractive place for anyone to start, maintain or grow a business. Bradford Goz West End Avenue Letters have been edited for clarity, style and brevity. To the Editor: The proposed service cuts to the MTA are worse than draconian. What"s wrongheaded about them is that they"re going to make more and more people in the city decide they need cars, thereby worsening the current traffic and pollution problems. I thought Mayor Bloomberg was keen on initiatives to try and make New York a â??green city. This represents a major step backward. As for myself, I"m disabled and can"t drive; I depend completely on mass transit to get around the city. Because there will be more cars on the road, not fewer, I won"t be able to bicycle to get where I need to go, and although I already walk several miles a day, I"m not looking forward to having to walk everywhere I have to go, especially in the bitter cold we"re experiencing. My roommate is 75 and just had surgery a couple of weeks ago. He dearly needs to be able to take buses and subways to get to the doctor, the bank and other errands he may need to do during the day. All I can hope is that if these cuts go through, they aren"t permanent, because one of the best things about New York has traditionally been its transportation system. It"s the model other cities in the country look to and the MTA wants to cut it! That"s insanity! Beth Sopko First Avenue Letters have been edited for clarity, style and brevity.