è A new limited B22 Airport Service from Bay
Ridge primarily along the Belt Parkway to JFK operating at hourly or half-hourly intervals..
(A permit to operate on the Belt Parkway would have to be granted from the Department of Transportation.)
Rationale for Proposal:
There is currently no mass transit access from this area of Brooklyn to JFK. The only Brooklyn route serving JFK, the B15,
is not accessible from Southern Brooklyn. Taking a bus or buses to the Fulton Street A or C train and the Airtrain
requires from 3 to 5 vehicles.
This proposal provides 1 or 2 vehicle access from Southern Brooklyn with a much shorter travel time to JFK
than presently possible at an affordable operating cost.
Proposed Route and Stops:
Ø The route would begin at 4th Avenue and 86th Street in Bay Ridge.
o It would operate along 4th Avenue to the Belt Parkway, exit to the service road
to stop at Bay Parkway, return to the Parkway and exit again at Ocean Parkway for a second stop.
It would exit again at Knapp Street,
turn onto Knapp Street and stop again at Avenue W.
o It would turn onto Gerritsen Avenue and Avenue U, stopping at Kings Plaza, then turn onto
Mill Avenue, and Ralph Avenue stopping at Avenue N, and at Ralph and Flatlands Avenues.
It would turn onto Flatlands Avenue,
stopping at E 80th St.
o It then turns on E 80th St and Seaview Avenue stopping at Rockaway Parkway and turn there
to reenter the Belt Parkway and operate from there non-stop to JFK.
o (An alternative routing making fewer stops
would use the Flatbush Avenue exit instead of Knapp St. If additional stops are
desired, the service road from Ocean Parkway to Knapp Street could be used instead of the Parkway.)
Ø In the reverse (westbound) direction, the bus would exit the Belt Parkway at Cropsey Avenue and
reenter at Bay Parkway after stopping there.