Wednesday, March 11, 2009

$500 million for what?

Streetsblog links to a Post article about "stimulus funds for transit projects" that includes the $500 million overhaul of the Brooklyn Bridge - which hasn't carried transit since 1954.

Again, why are we spending so much taxpayer money on an upgrade that only benefits drivers? If we put half a billion dollars into rehabbing that thing, it should have a dedicated lane for buses. Otherwise, I'm sure it'd hold up just fine for another fifty years if we only had one lane of cars in each direction and a dedicated bikeway, leaving the rest as a beautiful linear park.

1 comment:

neroden@gmail said...

Wouldn't it make more sense to put a dedicated light rail line on the bridge? It used to carry streetcars, after all...