September 7th, 2011
A reader sent us this email that the B25 bus route has begun the routing down Main Street:
Did you know that the B 25 buses started today going down Main and Water 7 days a week from morning until late night? Apparently the concerns raised in July about this route and schedule change went unheard.
We previously posted about the B25 bus in July from another resident who thought buses turning into Main Street, then down Water Street would be too much for the cramped streets.
The original post from the resident said this about having the bus turn into Main Street: “it is extremely dangerous, and it is a terrible and unsustainable traffic-flow situation. I have seen fist-fights and many incidences of road rage. Many times busses careen onto the street hardly braking at all as they turn down from Front Street. I am worried no one is going to take this issue seriously until a pedestrian is killed or there is a serious accident.”
Most of the Water Street re-construction has been completed and paved with Belgian blocks.
[UPDATE: Robert Perris, District Manager for CB2 commented this update: CB2 took these concerns seriously and discussed them with New York City Transit (NYCT) and other stakeholders. One alternative that was considered was the viability of moving the bus loop to another street further east. NYCT informed CB2 that it was not able to consider an alternative route at this time but might re-visit the issue following implementation of the 24/7 Main Street loop." Thanks Rob for the update!]