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Ron's Route Suggestion of the Old Abandoned LIRR Rockaway Beach Branch

Posted by WillD on Sun Jul 23 17:51:47 2006, in response to Re: Why Will needs to keep studying and finish school, posted by RonInBayside on Sun Jul 23 17:37:53 2006.

And you have? You are advocating the destruction of a grade separated right of way and digging under it to create an open cut or cut and cover subway line. You're also for some completely unfathomable reason claiming that this would be the cheapest way to construct the line. Do you have any idea how batshit insane you sound?

You have simply rolled over and accepted all the fallacies put out by the NIMBYs along the line. Second Avenue and the 50th St ventilation plant for ESA shows that the MTA is capable of fighting misinformation NIMBYs create, and if there were a concerted effort to build an LRT along the Rockaway Line right of way they'd readily be able to fight the NIMBY's pathetic obstruction of a line. For the most part the ROW is 50 feet wide, so it'd be extremely easy to build two LRT tracks, have a bike trail, and still build a line of tree to protect the NIMBYs from the horrible transit line driving their property prices up. The former double track sections of the ROW still have fairly large embankment areas where trees can be planted to keep the houses shielded from the trains.

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