NYC Road Diet Update: 14th St. busway ‘devil’s triangle’ is hell, residents say

There’s no shortage of complaints by residents about the new 14th St. busway. But noise and congestion caused by the “devil’s triangle” of the new transit scheme — centered around 12th and 13th Sts. and University Place — was the chief beef aired at a Community Board 2 meeting last Thursday.

A close second was people’s desire for taxis to be able to cruise the crosstown street to pick up passengers, the way they did before the roadway’s radical overhaul.

About 75 locals turned out for the meeting of the C.B. 2 Traffic and Transportation Committee. Representatives of the Department of Transportation, New York City Transit Authority and Sam Schwartz Engineering were on hand to present data from the busway’s first month, October, and answer audience questions.

The busway operates daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. between Third and Ninth Aves.