Gridlock in Williamsburg

While we’re on the topic of Williamsburg, this lengthy piece of original reporting on NYTurf is worth a read if you didn’t catch it when it was filed a couple of weeks ago: How the City Has Left Williamsburg in a Traffic Jam

When the Department of Planning puts together projects like the Williamsburg Waterfront Redevelopment, the policy is to abdicate all responsibility for transportation to the DOT and MTA. Doctoroff and the DCP do not take a pro-active role in transportation planning as a part of these projects. Additionally, when it comes to alternative transportation, like bicycle use, the DOT and Mayor Bloomberg have stonewalled advocates. It is this abdication, indifference, and hostility that have lead to the growing transportation crisis in Williamsburg.

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Eyes on the Street: The Williamsburg Bridge Bike Path Freezes Over

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The Williamsburg Bridge is a sheet of ice. #bikenyc pic.twitter.com/2hLMDYW4yM — Will Sherman (@WillSherman) December 11, 2014 Courtesy of Will Sherman, here’s what the Williamsburg Bridge bike path — one of the most important bike transportation connections in the city — looked like this morning after the season’s first snowfall. Icy and unbikeable. Sherman says […]