Local media is calling it a "war on cars." This chart shows that if it is a "war," the cars are winning.
"The city’s war on automobiles has just gone aerial," crowed the Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post in January. "Some might say there is a 'war on cars' going on in New York City," whined the Rupert Murdoch-owned My Fox News New York last Fall.
The media—particularly the Rupert Murdoch-owned media—loves for there to be a "war on" something or other that embodies the conservative status quo. A few years ago it was the "war on Christmas." Now it's the "war on cars."