The city’s transportation department has activated cameras along the Bx6 Select Bus Service route through Longwood and Hunts Point, to help crack down on drivers who slow down the new buses by using those express lanes.
Community Board 2 has joined sides with the Bronx Charter School for the Arts to push the transportation dept. to limit cars on their street so that students can play in peace.
In July, the transportation department converted part of Dawson Street to a two-way street to cut down on a major speeding problem. But when they extended the project to change traffic flow on an adjacent block without informing the community, residents were furious.
Though the route is still open to change, advocates presenting at a March 13 meeting were adamant that its construction would give Bronx residents accessibility to jobs in Harlem and Manhattan.
Advocates, who for over a decade have fought to replace the highway, with housing, businesses, parks and easy access to the Bronx River, are happy with some parts of a new city plan, but not with others.