Friday, April 18, 2008

34th Street BRT - A Good First Step

Second Avenue Sagas (and Streetsblog, yesterday posted the entire pdf deck) have the details on a coordinated effort between DOT and the MTA to bring about better mass transit service across town. With the (for now at least) death of congestion pricing, the City is looking at alternative means of reducing congestion in Manhattan.

One way to reduce congestion is by making the transit system a more attractive option. The bus system will be a great deal more popular when people can get on a cross-town bus and actually move faster than if they had walked. Connect these dedicated bus lanes with major rail hubs and ferry service, and we're getting a lot closer to comprehensive mass transit service.

And that's something we'll need to get people out of their cars.

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