Mayor de Blasio’s Brooklyn-Queens trolley would be a streetcar desired, according to a poll released Thursday from a real estate-backed group pushing the project.
The poll for the Friends of the BQX — also known as the Brooklyn-Queens Connector — shows that voters in seven City Council districts along the route back the project, 74% to 16%.
Tom Angotti, a Hunter College urban planning professor and BQX critic, dismissed the poll results as “foreordained” with a “self-promoting set of messages.”
He said that city officials have dumped this project on waterfront areas, without considering whether it’s even needed.
“If you were to ask any transportation expert, what would you do with a couple of billion dollars to improve the surface transportation system, you wouldn’t build a waterfront trolley line,” he added.