The idea is that it will reduce gridlock for the increase in buses that will be deployed in lieu of the L train: http://gawker.com/the-l-train-shutdown-could-mean-a-car-free-14th-street-1781322647 T'would be a great experiment. The (good) reasons for driving a private car into Manhattan are few and far between. Any of y'all drive down 14th regularly for good reasons?