The Real Deal New York

Bus bulbs sprout in Lower Manhattan

April 27, 2007 12:00AM

The city is building a series of bus “bulbs” on Broadway in Lower Manhattan, or concrete islands set off from other traffic, in order to speed bus traffic flow. The structures allow drivers to unload and pick up passengers without stopping at the curb. Reviews of the bulbs, which are meant to alleviate some of the congestion on Lower Manhattan’s traffic-clogged streets, have been mixed. “I think it’s a waste,” said one M1 bus driver. “It’s not going to do anything. Get rid of the cars and that’ll do something.” more [NYT]

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