The Bronx is set to receive its second Select Bus Service route along Webster Avenue and Melrose Avenue. Within a quarter-mile of the route, 61 percent of residents commute by transit, according to DOT, and nearly three-quarters of households are car-free. While buses won’t run in the center lanes — an alignment that Chicago is […]
The Randall’s Island Connector, a greenway link between the South Bronx and Randall’s Island, is almost complete. Bronxites are anticipating a ribbon-cutting any day now from the city’s Economic Development Corporation, which is building the project. The new path crosses the Bronx Kill, a narrow waterway separating Randall’s Island from the Bronx. Without it, the only way to bike or walk […]
The 70th anniversary of the opening of the Triborough Bridge was celebrated this morning with a vintage car parade. As NY1 notes: There was controversy surrounding the opening of the Triborough 70 years ago. Some feared that it would lead to more cars and traffic congestion in the city as well as the suburbs. Well, […]
Biking from the Bronx to Manhattan via the Willis Avenue Bridge used to present a dilemma -- you could go the safe route or the legal route, but not both. A DOT project solved the problem by turning the informal bike route into a safe, official path.
Some great screenings bookend this week, beginning with a new PBS documentary on our national infrastructure crisis and culminating with four days of films celebrating the bicycle and bike culture. Tonight: Through the prism of Detroit and its neighborhoods, the PBS documentary "Beyond the Motor City" shines a spotlight on America’s decaying and neglected infrastructure […]
On Tuesday, DOT presented plans to Manhattan Community Board 11 for two short segments of two-way protected bike lanes to improve connections between East Harlem and the Willis Avenue and Triborough bridges [PDF]. Both bridges link the South Bronx and Upper Manhattan, but the current connections to the Manhattan bike network don’t work well. To get to Second Avenue, cyclists […]