As a result of complaints issued by local residents and travelers, the B6 and B11 bus stops on Avenue J in Midwood have been relocated to underneath the Q train station on East 15th Street from a block away, saving bus-to-subway commuters valuable time and, hopefully, freeing up some much needed parking spaces.
Staffers at Councilman David Greenfield’s office told Sheepshead Bites they received complaints about the bus stop’s placement as recently as June 30, spurring them to press the Department of Transportation to make the move. The agency did just that in July.
Locals criticized the fact that at times, there is a great distance between stops on the B6 and B11 routes. This new stop is more evenly spaced with its surrounding stops, and will thereby shorten the distance of the travelers’ walks to their destinations.
“The new location for these heavily-used bus stops will help make this busy intersection and transit hub easier to navigate and more convenient for drivers, pedestrians and commuters,” Greenfield said in a press release. “I am constantly looking for ways to improve traffic flow and safety for everyone who uses our streets, so I am pleased that the MTA agreed to this request.”
The move is actually a return to their original locations, after the city moved them several years ago to accommodate construction work at the train station.
Greenfield said that he hopes that residents will contact his office with more suggestions regarding the improvement of traffic on the streets, parking, or anything that will make “life on the streets a little less chaotic and bit more pleasant.” The phone number of Greenfield’soffice is 718-853-2704.