Proposal K -- New
B81 Limited Stop to Gateway Center (B7,
B16, B47, New B81 Limited)
limited B81 along Flatlands
Ave, replacing the B6 Limited, to provide direct or connecting
access from most of Southern Brooklyn to the entire Gateway Center.
Ø The route would operate from Coney Island Avenue along Kings Highway and Flatlands Avenue as the B82 presently operates,
then turn south on Lousiana Ave and operate on Vandalia Ave, Flatlands Ave, Schenck Ave, Vandalia Ave and Gateway Drive terminating
near the Brooklyn Developmental Center.
Ø To keep operating costs manageable to operate this new service, it is proposed that the B82 be rerouted from Flatlands Avenue to Kings Highway from Flatlands
Avenue to Avenue H, then operate along Avenue H, Glenwood Rd, Ralph Ave back to Flatlands Avenue. It is also proposed
that the B47 be rerouted from Remsen and Ralph Avenues between
Kings Highway and Beverley Road to Kings Highway. This would enable the elimination of the B7
south of Beverley Road. (The B81 could be implemented
without these other modifications, but it would be much more expensive.)
(Map assumes Proposal E is implemented first. If not, the southern terminus of the B7 would be at Beverley
Proposal L -- New
Ave L Service in Canarsie (B6, B19, B60)
è Reroute the B6 from Flatlands
Av to Ave L in Canarsie
to better serve the Avenue L Commercial Strip and a greater portion of the
Canarsie population with less transferring and reducing walking distances to buses.
o Flatlands Ave would be served by a new B19 (discussed in Proposal A1) and the proposed limited stop B81 ( discussed
in Proposal K) along with the existing B82.
o The eastern end of the B6 would be served by extending the B60 (Rockaway Ave) Route.
è (If the B103 is extended to Gateway Center as is currently proposed by DOT,
the route should operate along Avenue L instead of Avenue M and eliminate doubling back along Avenue J. If midday and
weekend service were to operate at 10 or 15 minute intervals, this proposal would not be necessary and the B6
could maintain its present route.)
Proposals G & H
Proposals M, N, & O
Phasing in the Changes
ROUTES 2 Better Serve Southern Brooklyn