14th Street Busway

Coronavirus and Transportation

Backtracking From Ambitious Bus Lane Promises in New York City

Back in June, the city of New York seemed poised for a major shift in transportation priority. In October, reality is setting in about how hard a sell the transformation will be.

October 28, 2020 - StreetsBlog NYC

Manhattan Bus Transit

Bus Priority Falling to Local Political Opposition in New York City

An ambitious program to add 20 miles of bus lanes and protected bus ways in the city of New York has been diminished by political opposition in parts of the city.

August 20, 2020 - StreetsBlog NYC

14th Street Busway New York City

New York's Bus Lane Program Slow to Start

It's a case of arrested development, as local opposition has derailed ambitious plans to greatly expand bus priority on streets around the city of New York.

August 17, 2020 - New York Post

14th Street Busway New York City

20 Miles of Bus Lanes and Car-Free Busways Coming to New York City

While it falls short of a more ambitious proposal pitched by the MTA recently, a new plan to expand bus priority on the streets of New York City would mark a significant expansion of a trend that started on 14th Street in Manhattan.

June 10, 2020 - StreetsBlog NYC

Center City, Philadelphia

Philly Safe Streets Advocates Want What San Francisco and New York Are Having

The idea of blocking major streets to private automobiles is making advocates envious in cities that have yet to implement the idea. A petition is circulating to give the car-free treatment to Chestnut Street in Philadelphia.

February 25, 2020 - Billy Penn

Bus Priority Zones

The 14th Street Busway Saves Lives

An additional benefit of the 14th Street Busway project in Manhattan has emerged: greatly reduced traffic collision rates.

February 23, 2020 - StreetsBlog NYC

14th Street Busway New York City

Is N.Y.C.’s 14th Street Busway the Future of Transportation?

The success of the busway project could point to a longer-term shift away from planning and design strategies that favor cars.

February 9, 2020 - Curbed

Bus Priority Zones

Ridership Climbs After Bus Route Improvements in New York City

The "Miracle on 14th Street" continues.

January 22, 2020 - AM New York

Bus Priority Zones

Watch the Miracle on 14th Street in Action

The changes to 14th Street in Manhattan have proven innovative ideas about bus priority and congestion relief.

December 25, 2019 - Streetfilms via Vimeo

Painted Bus Lane

Where to Prioritize Buses Next

Advocates in New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle are pushing for more transit and pedestrian priority, and less car-centric streets, as a wave of high-profile projects capture national attention.

October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn Paper

Manhattan Bus Transit

Miracle on 14th Street

Predictions of carmageddon have not come to pass after New York City blocked most car traffic of a section of 14th Street in Manhattan to make way for buses.

October 14, 2019 - The New York Times

Manhattan Bus Transit

Early Reviews for New York's Big Car-Free Experiment

Last week, 14th Street in Manhattan was closed to almost all varieties of automobile traffic, freeing up one of the slowest bus routes in the city. How will residents, workers, and commuters react?

October 7, 2019 - Gothamist

New York City Bus

The Radical Remaking of a New York Street Launches This Week

The 14th Street Busway will make its debut on Thursday of this week. Cars will be prohibited from the street and buses will gain newfound freedom, in a model that duplicates other efforts in Europe and Canada.

September 30, 2019 - Bloomberg

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

New York City's Transportation Future Hindered by a Dysfunctional Present

Too many innovative proposals to solve the city’s biggest transportation problems fall by the wayside.

September 5, 2019 - Intelligencer - New York Magazine

New York City Bus

Pilot Project Will Prioritize Buses on a Clogged New York Street

Judge Eileen Rakower decided New York can move forward with bus improvements that will create a temporary bus lane on 14th street.

August 8, 2019 - The New York Times

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