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Why is now the time right for the BQX? The Brooklyn Queens Brooklyn projects has changed dramatically over the past 15 years, experiencing enormous residential and job growth, with far more growth on the horizon.
In fact, during this time the center of the city has shifted eastward and Brooklyn and Queens have become first-choice destinations for living and working.
Yet the transportation system has not kept up. Unlike a bus, the BQX has the ability to move the projected 50, daily riders along the corridor in a single, efficient route.
As a result, it will be faster and more reliable than any bus route along the corridor. More importantly, the rails will physically connect the corridor, helping to attract riders and catalyze economic development opportunities in a way that buses do not.
The streetcar will ensure that other communities along the corridor have equitable access to this economic growth. It will connect thousands of people, including 40, NYCHA residents, to jobs, education, healthcare and recreational amenities. The BQX will also serve the nearlypeople who work along the waterfront, helping to preserve and revitalize the 50 million square feet of manufacturing and industrial space along the route.
How will the BQX be integrated with the existing transportation system? New York relies on public transportation like no other American city, and this is increasingly a multi-modal town, with new options like CitiBike, ferries and taxi apps making it easier to get around town.
The BQX will become an integrated part of this network, with easy connections to 9 ferry stops, more than 30 bus routes, 13 subway lines. The key to a successful streetcar is establishing a route that serves a clear need, integrates with the existing transit network, runs fast and travels far enough to draw ridership and spur growth, and has a clear funding source.
Building a brand new rail line is expensive. Why should we invest in the BQX rather than more important infrastructure improvements planned by the City? By capturing the value created by building real transit infrastructure, we will be able to partially pay for the system.
Is there any chance this will actually get built? The BQX already has broad support from community groups, elected officials, urban and transportation advocates, and business leaders in Brooklyn, Queens and across the City because it will provide desperately-needed transportation access to neighborhoods underserved by our aging transit system.
We expect a robust debate and thoughtful discussion throughout the public review process, and believe it will continue to be widely supported by a variety of stakeholders. New Yorkers rely on public transportation and the BQX will be a vital addition for those living and working along the Brooklyn Queens waterfront.
What is the relationship between the Friends and the City? The Friends group is an independent non-profit, c3 organization that was formed to advocate for the BQX.MADE IN BROOKLYN.
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