Mayor eyes 20-minute mark as max delay during L train shutdown

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BUSHWICK -

Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged Tuesday that the city would try to make the looming L train shutdown add no more than 20 minutes to the average commute.

He spoke on Bushwick Avenue, in a neighborhood expected to see a large impact from the long-term repair work.

Some of the solutions he mentioned include improved bike lanes, HOV lanes on the Williamsburg Bridge and ferry service between the Williamsburg waterfront and Stuyvesant Cove. 

The shutdown begins on April 2019.

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