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Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter.

Posted by Stephen Bauman on Wed Jan 4 07:49:15 2017, in response to Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter., posted by Spider-Pig on Wed Jan 4 01:26:55 2017.

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Citibike is not a universal alternative to bus service and is usually more expensive.

Citibike is $155 for an entire year. One reason for their early financial problems is that they did not think most people would opt for a yearly membership. New Yorkers knew a bargain, when they saw it.

That Broadway did not have a continuous route is irrelevant. The portion between 42nd and 14th Streets did have continuous bus routes and was sufficiently long.

What it meant is that people @ 59th St who wanted to proceed on Broadway below 42nd st were obliged to walk over to 7th Ave to catch a bus. If they walked over to 7th Ave today, they would catch a downtown BMT subway today for the same journey.

The M6 and M7 between 59th St and points south became redundant when the BMT was extended to 57th St in 1919. They continued to operate because of franchise agreements, their need as a vital transportation link had been marginalized.

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