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I was almost done with the B Division but accidentally closed the tab. I am not spending the time to do that.

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38 minutes ago, Union Tpke said:

I was almost done with the B Division but accidentally closed the tab. I am not spending the time to do that.

Content editor should save it- do you mean you deleted the whole thing?

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On 7/31/2019 at 9:35 PM, Union Tpke said:

Stations that are under construction/in planning

2. Rector Street (Southbound) (R)(W) 

 

Rector Street is already fully accessible.

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22 hours ago, P3F said:

Rector Street is already fully accessible.

That is not true.

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On 8/2/2019 at 8:34 PM, R68OnBroadway said:

Content editor should save it- do you mean you deleted the whole thing?

Content editor did not save it.

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3 minutes ago, Union Tpke said:

Content editor did not save it.

Odd- by the way, is 86th getting ADA access on both levels in both directions?

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3 hours ago, Union Tpke said:

That is not true.

Never mind, I was thinking of Cortlandt Street.

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I found these two images showing what installing elevators would entail at 103rd Street-Corona Plaza and Avenue U.

48514430786_a506b9da8b.jpgElevators at Avenue U by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

48514612847_e5e997be19.jpgWhat elevators at 103rd Street would entail by Union Turnpike, on Flickr

I really want this study to be made public.

https://www.ellana.net/mta-ada-system-wide-accessibility-study-stantec

https://www.ellana.net/mta-ada-system-wide-accessibility-study-urbahn

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13 hours ago, N6 Limited said:

Are there cases where ramps would be cheaper? ie. One elevator to the elevated mezz, then ramps to each platform?

I’d imagine you could do that in the Rockaways given the large platforms and little passengers, but in other areas the ramp would take up too much platform space.

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3 hours ago, R68OnBroadway said:

I’d imagine you could do that in the Rockaways given the large platforms and little passengers, but in other areas the ramp would take up too much platform space.

The Ramp could be flanked onto the side of the platform no?

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42 minutes ago, N6 Limited said:

The Ramp could be flanked onto the side of the platform no?

That depends. ADA-compliant ramps require plenty of space, which is one of the reasons why so many accessible stations (around the world) use elevators. The accessible ones with ramps are often low-use, close to the ground, or in complexes. (Park Place falls into the first, Rockaway Parkway falls into the second, and Grand Central falls into the third. The last one is especially significant, as the 42nd Street (S) is currently inaccessible strictly because of those curves at Times Square.)

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On 7/31/2019 at 9:35 PM, Union Tpke said:

 

  1. Norwood Avenue (J)(Z) — East New York Group 1

Crescent St might be a better choice to become ADA-accessible. It connects with the B13 bus which goes to Euclid Av and Myrtle-Wyckoff: both of which are already ADA-accessible. Crescent St also had more than 51% additional ridership than Norwood Av in 2018. The elevators at Crescent would help when the (J) is cut back from Jamaica to Crescent since the shuttle buses do not go to Norwood. Stations from Broadway Junction to Woodhaven Blvd (J) would still be 2 or less stations away from an ADA-accessible station if plans were to change. However, customers from Cleveland St and Norwood Av would have to travel farther to reach an ADA-accessible station if plans ever changed (Cypress Hills (J) would be closer to an ADA-accessible station).

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