The M102 has won this year's Pokey Award for the slowest bus route | Upper East Site This Upper East Side Bus Route is the Slowest in NYC by Upper East Site Staff August 9, 2022, 9:45 am 2 Comments An Upper East Side bus route has earned the dubious distinction of being the slowest in the city. It is so painfully slow, you can briskly walk faster, according to the Straphangers Campaign, who says the M102 has won this year’s Pokey Award— a gAlready a subscriber? Log in here. Continue reading with an Upper East Site subscription. Read More Comments are closed. 2 Comments Expand All Collapse All Sort by Newest Oldest I actually enjoy riding this line — I’m in no hurry. When you think of all of the vehicles (especially those with out of state plates), bicyclists and e-everything that are driven in Manhattan, all of that traffic slows the bus down. Even with the bus lanes, it doesn’t help the bus drivers. Not to mention this bus, along with the M101 and M103 have very long routes and stop every other block for pick-ups and drop-offs. I know the trains aren’t safe (to put it mildly) but sometimes it is faster to take the train than the bus and there are many train stations along Lexington Avenue.