You might as well walk: Two Manhattan bus lines named borough’s slowest

Posted: 12:39 PM, Dec 11, 2012
Updated: 2012-12-11 12:59:53-05

transit busNEW YORK (PIX11) – When it comes to pussyfooting, 42nd and 66th streets in Manhattan take the cake.

According to a report released Tuesday, the crosstown M42 and M66 bus lines are the borough’s slowest bus routes, both clocking an average speed of 3.9 mph.

The shameful feat has won the bus lines the legendary Pokey Award for being the slowest.

The New York Post puts the numbers in perspective, reporting that an average pedestrian walks an average speed of 3.1 mph. To some degree, a mere pick-up in pace will probably outrun a transit bus.

The Straphangers Campaign also crowned the slowest rides outside Manhattan, singling out the B35 LTD [5.6 mph], Bx19 [4.9 mph], Q58 [7.0 mph] and S48 [8.1 mph].

And top “Schleppie Award” honors for the most unreliable bus line were awarded to the M4 in Manhattan. According to the report, the M4 fell behind its scheduled intervals 28.3 percent of the time.

Get the full report HERE.