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14th Street Busway

February 25, 2020, 10am PST
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.
Billy Penn
February 23, 2020, 9am PST
An additional benefit of the 14th Street Busway project in Manhattan has emerged: greatly reduced traffic collision rates.
StreetsBlog NYC
February 9, 2020, 5am PST
The success of the busway project could point to a longer-term shift away from planning and design strategies that favor cars.
Curbed
January 22, 2020, 6am PST
The "Miracle on 14th Street" continues.
AM New York
December 25, 2019, 9am PST
The changes to 14th Street in Manhattan have proven innovative ideas about bus priority and congestion relief.
Streetfilms via Vimeo
October 20, 2019, 5am PDT
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.
Brooklyn Paper
October 14, 2019, 8am PDT
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.
The New York Times
October 7, 2019, 9am PDT
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?
Gothamist
September 30, 2019, 1pm PDT
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.
Bloomberg
September 5, 2019, 5am PDT
Too many innovative proposals to solve the city’s biggest transportation problems fall by the wayside.
Intelligencer - New York Magazine
August 8, 2019, 11am PDT
Judge Eileen Rakower decided New York can move forward with bus improvements that will create a temporary bus lane on 14th street.
The New York Times