Here’s what we know:
- The L Train will shut down in April of 2019 for 15 months.
- Over 225,000 people use the L Train each weekday to travel between Brooklyn and Manhattan.
- The L Train will continue to run from Canarsie to Bedford Ave.
- The MTA is planning on 80-85% of L Train riders going to other subways lines with the additional 15-20% using buses, ferries, and bicycles to travel.
We feel the current plans for the L Train do not rise to the emergency situation we face and are making the following demands:
One Fare Rides
- Offer free transfers to all affected riders to and from the J/M/Z, G, 7, E, and R trains, and include bus, ferry, and LIRR transfers
More Entrances, More Stops
- Reopen closed subway entrances on the J/M/Z, G, A/C, 7, and L lines
- Add stops and transfers to all bus lines in the L Train affected area including north-south routes
Space for Bikes, Buses, Trucks, Ferries, and Carpools
- Build a dedicated bus lane and protected bike lane on Grand Street, with a free bus running 24/7 on both Grand Street and the Williamsburg Bridge
- Create a full-time carpool lane on the Williamsburg Bridge
- Increase ferry capacity across the East River
- Develop a plan for truck transportation and deliveries to alleviate congestion
- Expand CitiBike