Reminder: CB4 Eighth Avenue Bike Path Meeting Tonight

DSC06179.jpgThe Eighth Ave cycle track is under construction from Bank St. to 14th

Don’t forget tonight’s Manhattan CB4 hearing on the Eighth Avenue cycle track, where DOT will present plans to extend the protected lane next year from 14th to 23rd Street. With opponents expected to weigh in, pro-livable streets turnout is key. Here again are the specifics:

WHAT: Community Board 4 Transportation Planning Committee meeting

WHERE: Fulton Center Auditorium, 119 Ninth Ave. (between 17th and 18th Streets)

WHEN: 6:00 p.m.

If you can’t make it to the meeting, you can e-mail comments to CB4 Assistant District Manager Renee Schoonbeek.

Photo: Clarence Eckerson 

  • As your picture shows, the protected bike also provides an island of protection for peds crossing the street. In addition, it reduces the number of car lanes we have to cross. I like this on Ninth Ave. and I’ll probably like it on Eighth as well. One more example of bike and ped interests converging.

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