Council Member Carlos Menchaca wants more direct bus service from Red Hook to Manhattan and a “full Vision Zero redesign” of Brooklyn’s Third Avenue, which runs through Sunset Park underneath the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Menchaca outlined his transportation agenda at a campaign event in Red Hook this morning.
Most of Red Hook is a long walk from the nearest subway station. Nine MTA express bus routes pass by the neighborhood, without stopping, on the way to the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. Menchaca is calling for an express bus stop that Red Hook residents can use for quick access to Manhattan. In addition, treatments to prioritize local bus service between Red Hook and north Brooklyn would improve transit access for the neighborhood, he said.