On a daily basis, large numbers of commuter and tour buses travel illegally on West 44th Street, a residential block between 9th and 10th Avenues instead of using the proper truck routes to reach their destination. In an effort to quantify the problem, Ashley , member of the W44th Street Better Block Association , and of Chekped’s board, performed a survey of origin and destination on Wednesday March 13th, 2013 between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. where 59 buses used the street illegally.
The recommendations include:
- Bus companies and the Port Authority Management should instruct drivers to respect truck routes and preferred routes to reach the Port Authority Bus Terminal (see attachment 2).
- New signage should be installed at 44th street and 10th avenue (on the avenue and on the street) barring trucks and commercial traffic. New signage should be installed at the Lincoln Tunnel exit to direct buses to 40th Street terminal entrance.
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