There’s a Great New Entryway to NYC’s Most Uncomfortable Bike-Ped Path

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The new and improved entry path to the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade from Downtown Brooklyn is finally rideable. If the rest of the bridge path ever gets a widening and makeover to match this one, it will become one of the great walking and biking connections in New York.

The city first showed a concept for the wider entry path at Tillary Street and Adams Street in 2009 (and the idea for a median bikeway on Adams goes back to 1998). Eight years later, work on this capital project is about to wrap up.

A bit more construction remains to be done at the intersection of Tillary and Adams, but you can tell the new path will be a vast improvement over the old cattle chute.

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Yesterday’s Times Square Toll Was Terrible — But So Is a Typical Day of NYC Traffic Violence

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Given the high-profile location, the number of victims, and recent instances of people using vehicles to kill for ideology, it's understandable that yesterday's crash drew so much attention. But it's important to recognize that as terrible as the Times Square carnage was for a single incident, the same human toll occurs on a daily basis on NYC streets -- it's just dispersed across the city.

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