75th Street Bus & Bike-Only Proposal

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This page details a proposal to turn two blocks of 75th Street, between 35th Avenue and 37th Road, to Bus & Bike-Only use between 7-10 AM and 4-7 PM. (75th Street residents with vehicles would be provided with Bus-Only resident placards to place in their auto's windows, allowing access during the limited access hours. Emergency vehicles will also have access.)

Background[edit]

To improve neighborhood traffic flow, three bus routes were rerouted from 73rd Street to 75th Street in 2010. This change had a positive impact on the neighborhood, but a negative impact on 75th Street residents.

Benefits[edit]

This changed traffic configuration offers several benefits:

  • By reducing access, it speeds local buses to the Roosevelt Avenue terminal benefiting commuters.
  • It aids auto flow by redirecting passenger vehicles to less congested adjacent streets.
  • It improves the quality of life of residents living on those two blocks by improving air quality, reducing congestion, and noise.

Bus Routes[edit]

The existing 75th Street bus routes are:

  • Q47 - Atlas Mall to LaGuardia Airport Main Term; Via Atlas Mall / 80th Street / 74th Street Bus Terminal
  • Q49 - East Elmhurst to Jackson Heights 74th Street Bus Terminal
  • No Passenger Line - Passenger-less buses dead-heading to the 74th Street Bus Terminal.

Public Officials[edit]

The following public officials and entities represent the area:

Operational Staff[edit]

The following departments will be involved:

  • NYC Department of Transportation
  • MTA BUS

Local Business Entities[edit]

  • 75th Street parking lot
  • Montclair Gardens Co-op
  • Little India Merchants

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