By Erik Cuello
July 21, 2015
Elected officials and transportation advocates gathered in West Harlem on Thurs., July 16 to call for the swift completion of a dedicated bus lane for the M60 across the length of 125th Street, saying it will speed the commute for thousands of Harlem residents.
With the hum of rush-hour traffic providing the backdrop for an early morning press conference on the corner of 125th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, City Councilmembers Mark Levine and Ydanis Rodríguez, flanked by bus-improvement backers, also requested the rapid addition of ten new Select Bus Service (SBS) routes.
“This is a street where until recently, the fastest you could go on a bus was about walking speed,” said Levine, referring to the May 2014 launch of SBS service for the M60, along with a dedicated bus lane for a portion of the 125th Street route, stretching from Lenox to Third Avenues.