New York — Possible Routes Unveiled
The New York Times posted an article describing progress in defining proposed routes by Mayor Bill DeBlasio's administration for the Brooklyn-Queens (BQX) streetcar.
The $2.5 billion waterfront streetcar would run on streets in popular and crowded neighborhoods along the East River, including Williamsburg and Downtown Brooklyn. The routes will be discussed in detail at community meetings over the next two months before selecting a recommended route in early 2017.
The streetcar line, which would stretch about 16 miles from Astoria in Queens to Sunset Park in Brooklyn, is the mayor’s prime transportation priority and could open by 2024.
In a 25-page presentation on the routes, city officials describe benefits and drawbacks of alternative streets in each neighborhood, including the width of the road and how close the street is to subway lines for riders who want to transfer.