A native of Washington, D.C. and Silver Spring, MD, David Meyer has been a reporter for Streetsblog NYC since Fall 2015. A 2013 graduate of the University of Maryland, he now lives in Brooklyn.
Unless DOT and the MTA carve out street space for the most spatially efficient modes of travel, the impending L train shutdown is going to unleash a traffic tsunami on the neighborhoods around 14th Street. Just try telling that to the West Village residents who turned up at open house on the agencies' L train shutdown plans last night.
Torres chairs the City Council's new investigative committee, and he's bristling with ideas to put it to good use.
Transit riders came out in force yesterday for a rally on 14th Street calling on the MTA and DOT to raise the bar in their L train shutdown plan.