I don't want to get involved in the politics of, or the personalities involved in, the mess going on in NJ about the intentional traffic jam last September, but I would like to remark that this just demonstrates how vulnerable and inefficient our reliance on the automobile in an urban envirnment is. Two toll booths were closed, and there was instant gridlock. A whole region was paralyzed for days.
I guess the only people who weren't inconvenienced were the bicycle commuters going into the city on the bike path. I'm assuming there are some who use it.