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14th street could permanently ban cars even after the L train's fixed

Written by
Jonathan Millstein

As the ongoing saga that is the L train repair work carries on, there's now a possibility of even greater implications than a temporary shutdown.

State Senator Brad Hoylman proposed to the MTA the closure of 14th street to all but buses, bikes and pedestrians during construction. However, the Senator did not rule out making the closure permanent even after L train construction is completed.

Senator Hoylman’s plan mirrors research done by the Regional Plan Association that concluded shutting down 14th Street in this manner from Union Square to 6th Avenue was a viable ground transportation option to help alleviate travel woes.

On both ends of the closed off region traffic would be open to all, but only in the directions away from the closed area. 

[h/t DNAinfo]

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