March 14th, 2012
(photo by Kate Briquelet)
Brooklyn Paper published a story this week on the B25 bus route that goes through Main Street in Dumbo. We’ve posted about this several times in the past, and according to the Brooklyn Paper article, residents are saying the route causes “traffic jams and road rage on their already cramped street — saying it’s only a matter of time before someone gets run over by the B25.”
For decades, the B25 bus has run from Downtown to DUMBO via Cadman Plaza West before heading east on Front Street to Main Street.
But that was before the neighborhood became a hotspot for families and art houses including Galapagos Art Space and powerHouse Arena.
Now during the morning rush, DUMBO residents complain that one or more buses get stuck between illegally parked delivery trucks and cars — creating a din of perpetual honking and screeching tires in a neighborhood that is already among the noisiest in the city.
Ethan Goldman and opponents of the bus route say it would be safer to have the bus loop at Prospect, Washington and York streets instead. The issue is amplified by parked cars and other cars double parked not being ticketed or towed.