Queens, NY: Flushing leaders bash Main Street busway plan

Flushing business and community leaders gathered Friday to denounce the city’s plan to turn a section of Main Street into a carless busway without consulting local businesses.

Under the Main Street busway plan, announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio in June, the Department of Transportation would ban cars from a 0.3-mile strip from Northern Boulevard to Sanford Avenue and Kissena Boulevard. The Downtown Flushing Transit Hub BID, commonly known as the Flushing BID, conducted a survey of Main Street businesses and said that more than 200 vendors and companies disapproved of the project.