Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

StreetFilms: Bay Ridge Bus Commuters Talk Congestion Pricing

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StreetFilms joined up with Transportation Alternatives’ Executive Director, Paul Steely White to talk about congestion pricing with express bus commuters in Bay Ridge. Bus riders told White that they’d like to have more buses and a faster commute. One commuter pointed out that virtually every automobile on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway carries just one person. Another […]

Brian Ketcham Proposes a “Simpler, Cheaper Traffic Fix”

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Distribution of vehicles entering Manhattan CBD by direction and pricing status (Zupan & Perrotta, 2003). In an op/ed piece in Monday’s Daily News, Brooklyn-based transportation consultant Brian Ketcham proposed some changes to Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan. Ketcham, who has been pushing for some form of congestion pricing since his time working for the Lindsay […]

They Come to Bury the BQE, Not to Praise It

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The Brooklyn Paper reports that there’s talk brewing about seizing an opportunity to bury the section of the BQE that runs underneath the Promenade, rather than simply repair it (right, the Atlantic Ave. overpass where the roadway rises near the site of the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park and the One Brooklyn condo development): Some Brooklyn […]

Streetfilms: The Defeat of the Mt. Hood Freeway

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The Defeat of the Mt. Hood Freeway A Clarence Eckerson Streetfilm Running time: 11:42, 28.21 MB, QuickTime In the midst of his reign has New York City’s master-builder, Robert Moses proposed building a network of massive expressways through the middle of Portland, Oregon’s inner-city core. One part of Moses’ plan was to replace a stretch […]