Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Hear the latest on the L train shutdown tonight


[EVG photo from April]

Apologies for the short notice — I only received this info. late last night. Via the EVG inbox...

The MTA and the Department of Transportation are deep in the process of planning for the L train shutdown in 2019, and community board meetings are going on right now in which representatives from both agencies are sharing their latest plans and listening to community members' concerns and ideas.

The MTA and the DOT will be in the East Village tonight at a meeting of CB3's Transportation & Public Safety/Environment Committee, presenting their latest update on the planning they're doing:

• Fixing the L Line's Canarsie Tunnel (click here for MTA/DOT PowerPoint slides)

The meeting is open to the public, and people can ask questions and offer comments. Tuesday, June 13, 6:45-8 p.m. Downtown Art, 70 E. Fourth St. between the Bowery and Second Avenue

As previously reported, Transportation Alternatives is advocating for something they're calling the 14th Street PeopleWay. Read more about that plan here. This am New York piece has more facts, figures and proposals related to the L train.

The L train shutdown between Bedford Avenue and Eighth Avenue to repair the Sandy-damaged Canarsie Tunnel is expected to last 15 months with a start date of April 2019.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

While I support it, the 14th Street Peopleway sounds like pure fantasy pipe-dream stuff.

Anonymous said...

I also think the 14th Street PeopleWay sounds fantastic. (I actually do.) I also think converting 14th Street into a Venice style canal complete with bumper boats would generally rock. But this is like waking up one morning and saying, 'Do I really need all these branches off my aorta? I'm mean, like, seriously, like, you know?'

If you want PeopleWays and less congested streets and pony rides, well, you know, get on a plane to Bumblefuck. Stop trying to make NYC into Bumblefuck, NB, people. If you don't like being shoulder to shoulder with smelly strangers who hate you, waking up and going to sleep with the sounds of endless construction, streets running brown and yellow and pink with puke, and ostentatious displays of dizzying wealth contrasted with disease-addled poverty, well, then move to Eau Claire, right?

Michael Doran said...

Click your heels and presto!

Anonymous said...

The plan seems to imply the Ave A entrance way construction will begin June

Page 33 of plan

PRELIMINARY STREET WORK TO BEGIN IN JUNE
• 14th St&AvA
• Bedford Av & N 7th St

Scuba Diva said...

At 3:12 PM, Anonymous quoth:

If you want PeopleWays and less congested streets and pony rides, well, you know, get on a plane to Bumblefuck. Stop trying to make NYC into Bumblefuck, NB, people.

Is this some sort of a real-estate operative talking? Because actually the population of NYC is growing and we need solutions to the growing congestion. I actually find myself walking in the street all the time because the sidewalks are too crowded with groups of kids who have to walk four abreast the way tourists do, so none of their party feels left out.

So STFU, Mr. Real-Estate Troll.