Thursday, February 4, 2016
Because we've been dying for a Brooklyn-Queens streetcar
From CBS 2:
Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to deliver his State of the City address Thursday evening in the Bronx, where his speech will include a proposal for a new streetcar system connecting Brooklyn and Queens.
The above-ground rail line called the Brooklyn Queens Connector, or BQX for short, would stretch through growing neighborhoods from Sunset Park, Brooklyn to Astoria, Queens.
The total length would be approximately 16 miles along the East River waterfront that stretches between the two boroughs, primarily in a dedicated lane the city says would avoid conflict with general traffic.
Officials estimate the route would shave about 18 minutes off a commuter’s typical weekday trip compared to current transit options.
How many people are really making this commute as compared to the numbers on the 7 train which breaks down on an almost daily basis?