Manhattan Community Board 2 Meeting on SoHo Bike Lanes

Livable streets advocates are needed to speak up against arguments by motorists who will complain about parking space loss required to stripe bike lanes on Prince and Bleecker Streets in SoHo.

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DOT Rolls Out the New Lower Manhattan Crosstown Bike Route

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The street re-surfacing men and machinery were out in force in Soho last night. Houston Street Bike Safety Initiative Director Ian Dutton snapped this photo on Prince Street. Once the street is repaved, the Department of Transportation will stripe the hotly debated Prince and Bleecker Street bike lanes. Lower Manhattan’s newest east-west bike route is […]

Manhattan Community Board 2 Committee Meeting on SoHo Bike Lanes

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Remember the push for a bike lane on Houston Street? On Tuesday, March 13, the NYC Department of Transportation will present and seek community feedback on: Proposal for new Bleecker and Prince Street bike lanes and routes Lower Manhattan Transit Priority Plan Attend the meeting to show that you support bicycling and transit improvements in Lower Manhattan.

Eyes on the Street: Tillary Street Bike Lane Parking Lot

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Ian Dutton, organizer of the Houston Street bike safety initiative, made this brief StreetFilm while riding in the physically-separated bike lane on Tillary Street approaching the Brooklyn Bridge. On his YouTube page, Dutton writes, "I was on my way from SoHo to Park Slope when I saw a most remarkable assemblage of press vehicles in […]

Sean Sweeney: Soho Must Be Preserved for SUVs

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Sean Sweeney, the one-man show known as the Soho Alliance, has been sending this video around to the media, continuing his quest to preserve Soho streets for the convenience of motorists. What we basically have here is a careless truck driver butting grilles with a sociopath behind the wheel of an SUV. Sweeney’s conclusion: Give […]

Et Tu, Mister Softee?

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Mister Softee set up shop on the Prince Street bike lane near the corner of Broadway this weekend. Note the pedestrians squeezing through the narrow strip of sidewalk between the ice cream truck and the subway railing. Prince Street, you may recall, was slated to go car-free on Sunday’s all summer long until the SoHo […]