Cars to be banned from most of 14th Street in Manhattan starting July 1

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Cars will soon be banned on a busy stretch of 14th Street in Manhattan.

Starting July 1, 14th Street from Third Avenue to Ninth Avenue will be closed to cars from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

The closure is to make room for more public buses.

The MTA is expanding M14 bus service to help ease the commute for subway riders during repairs on the L train's Canarsie Tunnel.

The MTA hopes to speed up buses with a priority lane and requiring payment at curbside machines before passengers board.

The bus lanes will be enforced with high-tech cameras on MTA buses. Tickets for violations will not be issued until at least September.

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