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Forthcoming L train shutdown meetings will focus on transit alternatives

The MTA wants to hear your ideas on possible alternatives during the shutdown

There have been endless ideas on how the MTA and the city should accommodate riders during the impending L train shutdown that will leave thousands of New Yorkers searching for an alternative mode of transportation. Folks have called for car-free zones at 14th Street in Manhattan, Grand Street, and Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn; others have gone as far as to suggest a gondola that would traverse the East River. The MTA might be just as confused as the rest of us in determining how the 18-month project will run smoothly, which may be why they’re soliciting your help (h/t Brick Underground).

The MTA and the Department of Transportation is hoping to get community feedback on possible transportation alternatives during its latest bout of public workshops. If you think you have the perfect solution, now is your time to have it heard.

The meetings are scheduled as follows:

Our Lady of Guadalupe | 328 West 14th Street

Thursday, February 23rd from 7 to 9 p.m.

Progress High School | 850 Grand Street, Brooklyn

Thursday, March 2nd from 6 to 8 p.m.

Town and Village Synagogue | 334 East 14th Street

Thursday, March 9th from 7 to 9 p.m.