Activists Seek No-Car Zones On 14th Street, Grand Street
If the activists get their way, only bus, bike and pedestrian traffic will be allowed on the streets, which Transportation Alternatives senior director Caroline Samponaro described as a “major backbones along the L train route,” the New York Post reports.
The group’s considering several different plans, such as only allowing buses and bikes from the Williamsburg Bridge to the Grand Street/Metropolitan Avenue intersection.
Starting January 2019, the L line—which carries more than 225,000 passengers every weekday—will be closed for 18 months to repair Hurricane Sandy-caused damages. The work will cut off the link between Williamsburg’s Bedford Avenue and Manhattan’s First Avenue.
The Department of Transportation says it’s open to considering the group’s proposal. [NYP]