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Brooklyn Wants Mayor Pete To Keep BQE To 2×2
Feb 22, 2023

Brooklyn Wants Mayor Pete To Keep BQE To 2×2

Brooklyn officials want Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to make sure the BQE redux limits the traffic patterns to two lanes in each direction. The someday makeover is part of the apparent Infrastructure Bill President Joe Biden put into action.

One of the main reasons for trying to scale back the number of lanes is to protect the neighborhoods bisected by the BQE from car exhaust – neighborhoods mostly populated by lower income housing and working-class family areas. Work, home and school areas that are impacted from “significant vehicular pollution” according to a letter from more than a dozen representatives of these Brooklyn areas sent to United States Department of Transportation.

Brooklyn officials urge Buttigieg to narrow BQE to 4 lanes