14th Street Busway plan put on hold indefinitely, DOT confirms

WEST VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) -- The 14th Street Busway will not go into effect on Monday after an appellate court put the brakes on the plan, the DOT confirmed.

The busway would have allowed the city to partially ban cars on the stretch of 14th Street between Third and Ninth Avenues.

The DOT says the plan will now be on hold indefinitely.

Transportation Alternatives' Senior Director of Advocacy Thomas DeVito released a statement saying,

"The new design for 14th Street is the solution for a congested corridor where a small fraction of people drive, and where buses move at walking speeds. But relief remains out of reach for New Yorkers who ride the M14 -- the slowest bus in the city -- thanks to yet another round of legal maneuvers from a small group of wealthy, well-connected West Siders."

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