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MTA Plans to Add 2 New Bus Routes in Crown Heights

The MTA's new plan calls for new bus routes along Empire Boulevard, which residents are concerned will bring more traffic, congestion, and other problems. A zoom meeting will be held tonight at 6:30 PM to hear the community's input, residents are encouraged to join. Full Story

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30 parking spots will be added
February 7, 2023 6:21 pm

This actually adds a net positive of about 30 parking spots in crown heights.

Resident
Reply to  30 parking spots will be added
February 7, 2023 9:00 pm

How so ? the streets are very narrow. If anything parking will be removed and not only that we will be TICKETED for driving in a bus lane.This has to be stopped.

Do the math
Reply to  30 parking spots will be added
February 7, 2023 9:38 pm

Basic knowledge will show you that It will take away parking spots to make the bus stop. Not sure where you got your information from.

Enough is enough
February 7, 2023 6:26 pm

Our community council is totally worthless.
Time and again the major issues facing our neighborhood is being forced down our throats. Resign!

Get involved
Reply to  Enough is enough
February 7, 2023 7:02 pm

You should get involved. Join the brooklyn community board, or at least the brooklyn community board meetings.

At the very least attend the meetings from the local Assemblymember, NY senate member or councilmember that represents CH.

Enough is enough
Reply to  Get involved
February 7, 2023 9:33 pm

I actually did!
You are right that ppl should be involved as much as possible, hence my recent activism… but a community does need a leading body and there are ppl that claim to be that , yet we don’t here a word from them on these major issues. So my point is if they can’t take on the leadership they should resign.

Albany Avenue is not safe!
February 7, 2023 6:33 pm

With the current construction of the expansion of ULY disrupting traffic abysmally, it is scary to think what could happen if they put in a bus route there, chas v’shalom.
The sidewalk is gone and our children would be further endangered!

No passcode
February 7, 2023 6:38 pm

Need the pass code to join!

Need passcode
February 7, 2023 6:46 pm

Need passcode

Actually very excited about this
February 7, 2023 7:15 pm

There are a large majority of senior citizens and many others that can’t afford cars that regularly take public transportation. This also includes kids that live far from their schools but are too big for busses. The new routes are very exciting and needed.

We want the Albany bus route to be in addition to the Brooklyn one. And another bus that goes north.

This will make it much easier to get around ch for those that don’t have cars.

Old timer
February 7, 2023 7:41 pm

Albany Avenue is already used by the Fire Department, and by ambulances as their quick-direct route south toward the hospital. Can precious minutes be taken away from those saving lives?

Resident
Reply to  Old timer
February 7, 2023 8:57 pm

Albany ave is very narrow. I drove their tonight to see for myself just to be sure. There is NO WAY between the school busses and emergency vechicles there is room for city busses UNLESS they are planning on removing large swaths of parking spaces. What are we waiting for, G-D forbid for a student to get smashed in between this mess? Friends, wake up write to community board 9 NOW. A basic simple email. There is power in numbers. [email protected] Dont wait for some one else to be your voice.!

Makes things easier
February 7, 2023 8:14 pm

Will make it easier to get places
It’s like door to door uber for a fraction of the price

NYC Democracy
February 7, 2023 8:18 pm

And as usual the constituents are not represented by the representatives.

NY stinks
February 7, 2023 8:44 pm

NY is going down the drain
So glad I left

Safer
February 7, 2023 9:20 pm

Adding a bus route to Albany makes the street busier and therefore safer. Kind of like the 5g internet towers, when the city does stuff for our community, some people are so distrustful they see it as an attack, when it actuality it’s very helpful to many people. People just need to relax and stop being so paranoid.

Resident
Reply to  Safer
February 7, 2023 9:38 pm

Very safe indeed. I hope you are joking. Between the school busses, emergency cars, Food delivery trucks and now this I hope we will be safe and a child will not be a korban.

Do the math
Reply to  Safer
February 7, 2023 9:41 pm

I will disagree with you at this point. Now the city has MORE of a chance to give tickets for going on the bus lane. Watch out street cameras are coming up next. Is that also for our good? Please explain why you think we are not being paranoid? We are being CHOKED in every aspect . ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ! Lets DO something about this.

Explain
February 7, 2023 9:35 pm

Albany ave is a traffic nightmare how is adding a bus route safer ?

I think it's a good idea!
February 7, 2023 9:57 pm

I use public transportation to commute to work and I always wished there was a better bus system in our neighborhood.
The B46 on Utica or the B35 on Church are efficient bus services.
The B43 in Crown Heights is a joke that comes every 20 minutes.
With Crown Heights expanding it would be amazing to have a better public transportation system.
I don’t know if the current proposal is best for our neighborhood but a good public transportation system in our neighborhood is long overdue.

Do the math
February 7, 2023 10:10 pm

1- The B44 is moving to Rogers, B43 is moving to Albany now there is no access for seniors etc living between nostrand and Albany.

2- I have BIG news for you all, A BIG supermarket is coming to the condos being built on Crown between Albany and Troy. This is ASKING FOR A DISASTER. A disaster of noise and traffic.

Paco Abraham
February 8, 2023 10:17 am

I think Empire Blvd is a great location to improve mass transit since it connects to the B/Q/S and 2/5 and is wider than nearly every other street in CB9. Additional bus service there would be a tremendous way to people to also reach Prospect Park without driving and creating more vehicle congestion. No doubt details need to be worked out, but overall this seems like a very wise plan from what I saw.

Crown Heights, Borough Park/Flatbush MTA Bus route
February 8, 2023 10:48 am

If New York City & the MTA actually wants to do what’s relevant to the residents of Crown Heights, Then. Instead of having useless bus routes that very very very few people use. Make a MTA City Bus express route with limited stops, from Crown Heights, passing thru Flatbush to Borough Park (and a route back) That will benefit all residents in Crown Heights, Flatbush & Borough Park and will probably be one of the most used MTA bus routes. This is a PRACTICAL idea. A middle ground between yes or no new bus routes. Yes, but a relevant bus… Read more »

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