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Old 07-24-2019, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Straddling two worlds
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Since my commuting days are done, I only take buses and love them. A luxury I know. Don't take crosstowns though unless I'm crossing Central Park or it's too hot/cold etc outside, even then, it's usually faster to just walk.
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Old 07-25-2019, 05:31 PM
 
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https://ny.curbed.com/2019/7/23/2070...attan-brooklyn

The M14A won the Pokey award, the M42 won the lifetime depreciation award 😂
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Old 07-25-2019, 05:33 PM
 
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The OP posted last year’s results
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Old 07-25-2019, 05:46 PM
 
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All cross town buses are slow, more so those from 57th street on down because of the traffic.

Happily thanks to the new SAS don't bother with the M57 any longer. Will just make my way to 57th and 7th to take the Q to UES or vice versa to reach any place on west side.

Only time cross town buses really bust a move is late/over night when there isn't any traffic. But then again service is less frequent so if you miss one it could be twenty, forty minutes or more before another arrives.
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Old 07-25-2019, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Not for work but to visit friends/colleagues and relatives. It is pokey. But I wasn't exactly in a rush so it didn't really bother me. I enjoyed it actually just looking out the window and seeing what's up but I would've done better just walking it. But only if I'm wearing comfortable shoes and it's nice out. If I'm in heels, I'd take that bus, pokey and all as long as I have plenty of time.

I realized just how much I miss when I'm walking around because I usually walk fast and weave around as if someone's chasing me. But in the bus, I really pay attention to the pedestrians, the traffic, the buildings (especially) and it's an alright experience. But only if I have time to spare to wherever it is I'm going to.
Taking the bus is very nice and scenic, especially if you're in Manhattan IMO
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Old 07-25-2019, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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The OP posted last year’s results
lol! Here's the correct link

https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs...est-bus-in-nyc

Advocates Give M14A 'Pokey Award' for Being Slowest Bus in NYC

The Straphangers Campaign and TransitCenter announced one so-called "winner" for each award, and also identified the slowest, and least reliable, bus route in each borough.

The "Pokey" award for slowest local bus route went to the M14A in Manhattan, which averaged a speed of 4.3 mph. The slowest bus routes in each borough were the M14A in Manhattan, the Bx19 in the Bronx, the B35 in Brooklyn, the Q54 in Queens and the S48 on Staten Island.

The advocates also unveiled the 2019 "Schleppie" award winner for the least reliable bus route, which is determined by the route with the most "bunching" - which occurs when two or more buses show up at a stop at the same time.

This year's Schleppie award winner was the B15, which saw "bunching" occur on 20 percent of routes. The least reliable routes in each borough, according to the advocates, were the B15 in Brooklyn, the Bx3 in the Bronx, the M11 in Manhattan, the Q24 in Queens and the S78 on Staten Island.
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Old 07-25-2019, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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/threadfail

Nahh j/k, it happens

Keep it going tho
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Old 07-25-2019, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I always wanted to know why do buses "bunch up" like that after taking forever to show up.
Happens in Queens a lot. I've given up at times and just walked it. And sometimes, I even beat the bus by a good 10 minutes!
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Old 07-26-2019, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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"Competition"? These folks say M14 is the slowest....

https://www.amny.com/transit/nyc-buses-1.34171184


CBS News reported the M14A as the slowest, AND with the longest waits. I have no reason to dispute that.
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Old 07-26-2019, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Nahh j/k, it happens

Keep it going tho
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