Over the last several months, I’ve revised my plans for the enhanced NYC subway in an attempt to formalize them. I wanted to take the plans out of beta (latest: v0.7.0) and mold them into something official (v1.0.0) – as official as a lay transit advocate’s plan can be, anyway.
Although the updates are nearly complete, recent subway developments have given me pause.
UPDATE (12.13.2021): Post revised to reflect updates to the enhanced NYC subway.
The novel coronavirus, a.k.a. COVID-19, wreaked havoc on mass transit systems nationwide. In NYC, lockdowns, telework, changes in commuting behavior, and increased wariness about transit use led to massive ridership drops on subways, buses, and commuter rail. Worse, vehicular traffic has already returned to pre-pandemic levels – and it’ll likely worsen.
With no sign of relief in sight, the MTA warned of doomsday cuts at a level not seen in decades. Given these dire circumstances, where does that leave NYTIP?
Find out on this edition of the NYTIP INSIDER.
If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you’ve noticed I’m hard at work on a personal project called the New York Transportation Improvement Plan, or NYTIP. With regard to subways, NYTIP prescribes a three-point plan – enhance, extend, and expand. NYTIP is about the long game, but in order to win that game, one must lay the proper foundation.
[let’s set the foundation!]
UPDATE (01.09.2023): Post revised to reflect v0.8.0 of the enhanced NYC subway. Most figures removed since they relate to older versions of the enhanced NYCS.
Welcome back to my ongoing NYTIP series! When I introduced NYTIP, I outlined a three-point plan for fixing the NYC Subway system: enhance, extend, and expand. This post summarizes v0.8.0 of the enhanced NYC subway, which addresses the first point.
UPDATE (09.09.2022): Post substantially revised to reflect
v1.0.0 v0.8.0 of the enhanced NYC subway on 08.14.2022. Minor edit and image update made on 08.19.2022. This update adds commentary on the Franklin Avenue shuttle.
In my last post, I discussed the Central Park West redesign. Continuing with point 1 of my three-point plan to improve the NYC Subway (enhance), I’ll address the B, D, N, Q, and R lines in South Brooklyn.
[Let’s do this!]
UPDATE (09.17.2022): I am changing the plan for
v1.0.0 v0.8.0 of the enhanced NYC subway due to recent ridership trends – see the edit toward the end of this post.
Welcome to my NYTIP series! As part of NYTIP, I outlined a three-point plan for fixing the NYC Subway:
- Enhance (minimize merging conflicts)
- Extend (extend existing lines)
- Expand (build new lines)
I’ll begin my series on point 1 – enhance – with the Central Park West (CPW) trunk line, which serves the A, B, C, and D trains.