Photos: Rider’s Alliance
New York City’s Rider’s Alliance group released the following statement denouncing the delays in implementing bus lanes:
Riders Alliance Senior Organizer Jolyse Race said:
“Mayor Adams promised better service for millions of bus riders by building 150 miles of new busways and bus lanes in four years, exceeding the mandate of the Streets Plan law. Yet this year, Mayor Adams has built barely six miles of bus lanes, far less than the 20 miles required by law, and must now octuple his pace of construction to keep his own promise to riders.
“Fordham Road and Northern Boulevard serve 100,000 bus riders every day, riders who will never get back precious time lost to City Hall’s delays in busways and bus lanes. In June, Mayor Adams promised Queens and Bronx riders major speed and reliability improvements on both corridors this year. The time has come for him to get stuff done for bus riders.”