A Better Future for the BQE

January 30, 2020

On January 30, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Project Expert Panel released its Final Report, concluding nine months of study into options for rebuilding a portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. MAS President Elizabeth Goldstein sat on the 16-person panel and released the following statement:

“It is clear that the condition of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, and especially its triple cantilever, is more critical and urgent than even the City realized. However, an expensive and damaging plan that only repaired one section of the highway without broader consideration of the generations of harm this Moses-era project has done would be unacceptable. A two-fold approach is the only reasonable, feasible, and responsible plan for transforming this essential artery in a way that serves 21st century New York, and that is what we have laid out. It is now up to the City and State to act.”

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Brooklyn-Queens Expressway with traffic
The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Roman Suzuki. Modifications: photo cropped and made black and white.