Why we chose this site: The problem here is a street plagued by an inequitable distribution of street space. What results are long commutes for bus riders, insufficient infrastructure for cyclists, widespread air pollution, and high rates of traffic violence.
New York City’s buses are the slowest in the nation, but when the new 14th Street Busway in Manhattan was implemented, it increased bus speeds by as much as 24 percent and ridership by as much as 30 percent. 125th Street is reimagined as a true commercial backbone with this recent win in mind. We embrace a center-running bus lane which makes room for a two-way cycle track on the south side, while still retaining one travel lane in each direction in addition to delivery and loading zones.