Jay Street in Brooklyn will be bus-and-bike only starting next week

Cars are set to be booted off one of Brooklyn’s busiest streets next week. Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn will become largely buses and bikes only during weekdays starting Monday, city officials announced Thursday.

Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday, only cars making local deliveries or parking will be allowed on the stretch between Livingston and Tillary streets. Jay Street — which leads on to the Manhattan Bridge and runs past the City College of Technology, NYU School of Engineering and the sprawling MetroTech office complex — serves seven MTA bus routes that carry a total of 46,000 daily riders, according to MTA stats.

The strip will be only the third busway in the city — joining Downtown Brooklyn’s decades-old Fulton Street Mall and the nascent 14th Street busway in Manhattan. – New York Post