Transit Planning for the Future of the Brooklyn-Queens Waterfront

The Brooklyn-Queens Waterfront is amidst a radical change—massive housing projects, celebrated parks, and new jobs by the thousands. One writer calls for transit planning now, to support the waterfront of the future.
May 25, 2014, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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John Petro picks up on the debate from April about a new streetcar along the Brooklyn-Queens Waterfront, making the case that whatever the mode, the area will need to have a transit plan to handle the future travel patterns around the waterfront. Writes Petro: "To plan for the future of the waterfront, however, we have to give some thought to transit….the city will need to forge stronger transportation links to meet the area’s full potential." Moreover, "The rationale for transit improvements is about the waterfront’s ultimate potential for new housing and jobs, rather than the existing conditions."

Petro's articles does a nice job of surveying the changes already underway, as well as recommending a few places to start in improving transit service around the neighborhood. 

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Published on Thursday, May 22, 2014 in StreetsBlog NYC
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