Buses and Atlantic Yards

BrooklynSpeaks on Atlantic Yards and Buses:

The Atlantic Yards project, despite sitting adjacent to the some of the best transit connections in the city, hasn’t been planned with transit in mind. A real transportation plan would look very different. It would push people away from driving cars that clog the streets by reducing parking on the site, incorporate traffic calming measures and reduce or eliminate the so-called "drop-off" lanes that will interfere with bus routes. It would maximise the speed of buses by incorporating exclusive bus lanes on Flatbush Avenue, and not rule out the possibility that the city could implement Bus Rapid Transit.

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