Turnout Needed Tonight for CB4 Eighth Ave Cycle Track Vote

3022964648_5ebd62b72d_o.jpgPedestrian refuges mean cyclists aren’t the only beneficiaries of cycle tracks. Photo: wrkng/Flickr

Manhattan Community Board 4 will vote tonight on whether to recommend extending the protected bike lane on Eighth Avenue, now under construction below W. 14th Street, north to W. 23rd.

The board’s transportation committee signed off on the lane last month. Still, about a dozen speakers turned out to oppose the project, which has community advocates, including CHEKPEDS, calling for a strong showing tonight by all who support a safer Eighth Avenue.

WHAT: Manhattan Community Board 4 General Meeting

WHEN: Wednesday, December 3, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Roosevelt Hospital, 10th Avenue between 58th and 59th St.

  • You must arrive BEFORE 6:30 to sign up to speak.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

CB4 Backs Eighth Avenue Cycle Track

|
From Caroline Samponaro, Director of Bicycle Advocacy for Transportation Alternatives: At last night’s Manhattan Community Board 4 meeting the full board voted overwhelmingly in support of the DOT’s proposed extension of the Eighth Avenue bike lane from 14th to 23rd Streets. Only two board members voted against this plan. Zero community members attended the meeting […]

Manhattan CB2 Weighs Protected Bike Path for Eighth Avenue

|
A typical street plan in DOT’s proposal for Eighth Avenue. The transportation committee of Manhattan Community Board 2 will meet tonight to consider a proposal for a protected bike path on Eighth Avenue. If built, the cycle track would join the Ninth Avenue bike lane as the city’s primary on-grid Class I bicycle facilities. It […]

Reminder: CB4 Eighth Avenue Bike Path Meeting Tonight

|
The 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 […]

Manhattan CB2 Unanimously Approves Eighth Avenue Cycle Track

|
The cycle track will replace the current buffered bike lane on Eighth Avenue. In a pair of votes last week, DOT’s plan for a protected bike path on Eighth Avenue got the thumbs up from Community Board 2. On Tuesday, the transportation committee approved a resolution expressing support for the cycle track, and on Thursday, […]