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Re: Left Behind by the Nationís Largest Subway System

Posted by Andrew Saucci on Fri Dec 29 19:31:11 2017, in response to Re: Left Behind by the Nationís Largest Subway System, posted by AlM on Fri Dec 29 17:44:40 2017.

Actually, the Brooklyn side has about six lanes of feeder capacity; most people on the six-lane Belt Parkway are heading for the bridge westbound, and the Gowanus Expressway has the other three lanes. (This doesn't count local entrances.)

The Staten Island side should have had six lanes of feeder capacity, four lanes from the Staten Island Expressway and two from the sabotoged Korean War Veterans Parkway. The expressway should arguably have been six lanes in each direction to the split with the parkway, even if it had to be double-decked. The imbalance between Brooklyn and Staten Island capacity explains why the hundreds of millions of dollars spent on the HOV lane won't put a dent in I-278 traffic woes. Basically six lanes go into four. We need the parkway, regardless of whether it was "demapped" or not. It's time to remap it.

The Verrazano Bridge should also have had some provision for mass transit, but based on my subway experiences with the Williamsburg and Manhattan bridges, I am inclined to say that it may not have been the best solution. A subway tunnel probably would give better performance.


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