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.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Bogus BQX poll
Posted by Queens Crapper at 6:20 AM
Why are you all hating upon the most incredible advancement in public transportation?
"The new and improved streetcar"
And a biased poll from the lapdog media?
Say it is not so...
Sure, now will the people in the poll be willing to pay for it? I mean, really, why should Middle Village or Bayside or Hollis pay for transportation that will enrich a developer and place a tiny number of hipshits on a former brownfield.
Why should everyone pay for something that will only benefit a few? If the developers want it, let them pay for it.
"a poll released Thursday from a real estate-backed group pushing the project."
Sure this is a completely independent poll, similar to the "independent" Public Advocate position.
I know most people are just plain stupid and ignorant, but this stupid and ignorant.
SOUTHERN BROOKLYN, WESTERN QUEENS & STATEN ISLAND ARE SEVERELY UNDERSERVED WHEN IT COMES TO TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS. THIS NEW SYSTEM WILL ONLY PLEASE THE REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS, SPECULATORS THAT WANT TO TURN THIS ARE INTO A 'CONDO CORRIDOR', ULTIMATELY GENTRIFYING ALL THE NEIGHBORHOODS IN IT'S PATH...
❝It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.❞ —Voltaire
❝Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.❞ —Voltaire
Who the hell wants this shit? It's not even goin to run half the time and nobody is ever going to clean up the tracks so it can run. What a waste of money. They can't even run the buses properly when there is only 2 inches of snow on the ground.
Establish a bus route. The MTA has the buses. If the developers and the Mayor are so keen on this idea, let them pay for it.
I live in this area, I wasn't polled about it and I didn't see anything posted anywhere asking for residents' opinions. Are they talking about their Facebook page, which they've loaded with "likes"? If they had polled the actual residents instead of their real estate shills, the numbers would be reversed.
so how do you change or divert a streetcar?
just rip up the street and the tracks
That sounds like a Rasmussen/GOP "poll".
There's nothing that a monorail...erm I mean a trolley can do that a bus cannot also do for a lot less money. This city, especially its mayor, is becoming a parody of a Simpsons episode. It's pathetic.
Will a mono rail be put on Queens Blvd?? You already ruined it by adding all those bike lanes and took lots of parking away from those who now have to park in Target. You created some traffic jams and wait till it's the holiday shopping season up by the malls. Talk about traffic!
I totally avoid Queens Blvd.
This is getting worse. Even the lapdog media can't frost this shitcake for what it is. The gentrification industrial complex is getting mighty desperate.
I couldn't help but notice the Q35 limited to Rockaway and how frequent it ran, if something like this is possible to do an astroturfing of hipshit millenials from goddamn Brooklyn to Riis Park and fort tilden, it might be minutely possible to run a bus line from the Astoria to Marine Park. Another thing about the 35 is that even young posers will take the bus if they want to mingle and status seek
Easy simpsons reference but still good. You know, in the early years and up to season 14, that show was trying to warn everybody..,
Mayor Big Slow is more Magilla Gorilla than Quimby.
LOL! Bogus poll?
Another pole stuck up.pur asses!
Multiple transit modes are a boondogle favoring unions as maintenance crews would proliferate and yet spend their time drinking
Why did we abandon trolleys 60 years ago? Because they were a traffic impediment, slow, completely inflexible, and had infrastructure to maintain. What has happened to remove those problems? Nothing.
Have you ever taken the B62 bus?
It starts in Long Island City at Queens Plaza and runs to downtown Brooklyn--kinda the same route as this proposed streetcar and slightly inland. It runs fine in the morning rush and fine in the afternoon rush.
At midday however, it's like playing a game of Where's Waldo?
The midday buses run back from Brooklyn with passengers. Passengers are discharged by the time they reach Queens Plaza and then most buses run empty back to the depot or disappear somewhere in Brooklyn. There are passengers being picked up in Queens for the return trip only once every hour. And there are passengers wanting to travel midday into Brooklyn by bus--there's no shortage of business.
Interestingly, there are no schedules posted at the bus stops in Queens. But, the Transit app shows multiple buses traveling to downtown Brooklyn, running every 10-20 minutes or so along the route, during the same time they are actually bypassing the Queens stops.
Is this the way the streetcar will operate too? What will happen to this B62 bus line if the streetcar is built? Because this bus line more easily connects to important subway hubs f-o-r w-o-r-k-e-r-s.
Open Data. Open Government. BQX. Hmmm.
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