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From the introductory from the edition of 1907:
I. IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED IN THE OPERATION OF EXISTING TRANSIT FACILITIES.
i. TRANSIT BETWEEN BROOKLYN AND MANHATTAN.
Are the bridge cars operated during rush hours so as to minimize the crush as much as possible?
Diagram I gives evidence of the crush at Brooklyn Bridge, as observed May 14, 1907. It shows that between the hours of 5 and 5.30 p. m. 3,971 passengers were unable to get seats, between 5.30 and 6 p. m. 6,696, and between 6 and 6.30 p. m. 4,364. Though the number of standing passengers is very large, yet the danger of the crush lies not so much in this condition as in the ruthless crowding while boarding the cars. Passengers during rush hours in the evening are all loaded from one platform having 5.172 square feet of available surface. It has four stairways, with an aggregate width of 33 feet. All trains before reaching this one platform stop beside one of two platforms, one having an available area of 6.070 and the other 5,830 square feet, or an aggregate area of 11,900 square feet. The aggregate width of the stairways leading to these two platforms is 60 feet. These platforms are used for loading or unloading passengers in the slack hours, but not used during rush hours, though every train stops at one or the other of them.
Is it feasible to have all elevated trains crossing the Brooklyn Bridge run into a subsurface terminal, thereby doing away with excessive stair climbing?
A passenger at the present time transferring from a subway train to an elevated train at the bridge terminal must climb four flights of stairs, an aggregate height of 53 1/2 feet. A subway station adjoining the present subway station is now under contract for construction as a part of the subway loop. If this were enlarged, so as to enable all of the elevated trains to run into it. stair climbing would be reduced to one flight of suff1cient height to permit crossing over or beneath the tracks. This stair climbing is a consideration very deterrent to citizens contemplating Brooklyn as a place of residence.
Can surface cars be operated from the east end of Williamsburg Bridge to City Hall and on the basis of one fare from any part of Brooklyn?
bound: 60 pages
publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 18, 2017)
isbn: 1546787186, 978-1546787181,
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