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Re: Q66 Bus Stops Discontinued Every 4 Blocks Or So.

Posted by Snilcher on Sun Sep 12 11:07:16 2021, in response to Re: Q66 Bus Stops Discontinued Every 4 Blocks Or So., posted by Osmosis Jones on Sun Sep 12 01:03:12 2021.

In addition to all of your well-thought-out points, 31st Street is particularly bad for bus routing because of the elevated line posts in the middle of the road, making it challenging for buses to navigate between the single lane of through traffic and the curb for stops. Given that the Q102 serves only about half of 31st St. to begin with, and the bulk of the route is now between Queens Plaza and Roosevelt Island, it makes sense to build on that portion and not bother with the rest of it.

Since the portion of the Q102 between 31st St. and Astoria Houses is already duplicated by the Q18 and Q19, there's no need to worry about the loss of that service.

An earlier proposal for Queens bus service improvements (one that was incremental and far superior to the MTA proposal disaster) included an extension of the Q31 up 31st Street, past the Ditmars Blvd. subway terminus, to 20th Avenue (and beyond). That seemed logical to me, but as BusMgr wisely points out, there's not that much demand for it.

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