Flushing Hopes for its Own ‘Miracle’ on Main Street

Pedestrians and bus riders outnumber cars in Flushing, yet Main Street is almost entirely given over to automobiles. Photo: Steven Vago

It's time for a miracle on Main Street.

The success of the 14th Street busway has transportation advocates seeking to replicate its success along 34th Street, 42nd Street and Fordham Road — but advocates in Queens want car-free transit on Main Street in Flushing.

In downtown Flushing, after all, nearly 80 percent of shoppers either walk or use public transportation, according to city studies.

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