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14th St. to become a 'busway' for most of day during L train shutdown

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http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-l-train-shutdown-20180625-story.html

 

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14th St. to become a 'busway' for most of day during L train shutdown

By DAN RIVOLI| TRANSIT REPORTER |JUN 25, 2018 | 11:50 AM

 

The city plans to turn 14th St. into a “busway” for 17 hours a day as part of its L train shutdown commuting plan, according to court documents.

During the closure of the Canarsie Tunnel under the East River, transit officials want to limit car traffic on the street, from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, according to details from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in a court document in a suit on the shutdown.

The changes affect 14th St. from Ninth to Third Aves. eastbound and Third to Eighth Aves. westbound

The city Department of Transportation, which is working with the MTA on the plan to move displaced L train riders, will also change its plans for a bike lane. There will now be two one-way bike paths on 12th and 13th Sts., instead of a single two-way path on 13th St., officials said, so fewer parking spots on 13th St. will be eliminated. A DOT official said that the new design with two bike lanes would handle the higher cyclist traffic better, with easier pick up and drop-offs on the south curbs.

Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg told the Daily News the decision balances the needs of Manhattan residents who want vehicle access on 14th St. and Brooklyn commuters who want the street limited to buses around the clock.

“Obviously, there was tension,” Trottenberg said.

Manhattan residents will also be able to use 14th St. for pickups and dropoffs, only.

“We’re solving, hopefully, the local mobility and access challenge while discouraging through traffic on 14th St.,” Trottenberg said.

The new details in the MTA and DOT plan got the approval of Riders Alliance, a transit advocacy group.

“With shuttle buses prioritized on 14th St. and the Williamsburg Bridge between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m., the MTA can provide a robust replacement for the crowded L train morning, noon, and night alike,” Riders Alliance spokesman Danny Pearlstein said. “L riders will have transit they can rely on. And residents along the L can count on riders to use transit rather than cause congestion and pollution by taking cars, taxis and for-hire vehicles.”

The MTA is shutting down the L train’s Canarsie Tunnel in April for a 15-month job to fix damage from Superstorm Sandy.

A coalition of West Side neighborhood groups sued the agencies, fearing the “fabric of their neighborhood disrupted” from buses, street closures, bike lanes and limiting car traffic on 14th St.

 

 

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On 6/27/2018 at 12:05 AM, GojiMet86 said:

The city plans to turn 14th St. into a “busway” for 17 hours a day as part of its L train shutdown commuting plan, according to court documents.

Already into the first line and the first quesion I ask is Why not 24 hours instead. (with the exception of delivery trucks)?

On 6/27/2018 at 12:05 AM, GojiMet86 said:

The changes affect 14th St. from Ninth to Third Aves. eastbound and Third to Eighth Aves. westbound

Why not all of 14 Street

 

On 6/27/2018 at 12:05 AM, GojiMet86 said:

There will now be two one-way bike paths on 12th and 13th Sts., instead of a single two-way path on 13th St., officials said, so fewer parking spots on 13th St. will be eliminated.

No.

On 6/27/2018 at 12:05 AM, GojiMet86 said:

“With shuttle buses prioritized on 14th St. and the Williamsburg Bridge between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m., the MTA can provide a robust replacement for the crowded L train morning, noon, and night alike,” Riders Alliance spokesman Danny Pearlstein said. “L riders will have transit they can rely on. And residents along the L can count on riders to use transit rather than cause congestion and pollution by taking cars, taxis and for-hire vehicles.”

Why not in addition, adjust :bus_bullet_b39: service? Also, am I the only one that thinks that there should be less cars in New York City?

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A coalition of West Side neighborhood groups sued the agencies, fearing the “fabric of their neighborhood disrupted” from buses, street closures, bike lanes and limiting car traffic on 14th St.

Well they can shut their flipping mouths because the tunnels need to be fixed and if these people don't like it, they can either deal with it or move out

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