After the roll call at tonight’s full Community Board 8 meeting, the tally for a resolution supporting protected bike lanes on the East Side stood at 38 yeas, 1 nay. Lots of hard work went into this vote — congrats to all who made it happen. More details tomorrow.
After approving a plan for protected bike lanes and pedestrian refuges on dangerous First and Second Avenues last year, Manhattan Community Board 11 rescinded the vote when the owners of Patsy’s Pizzeria and MilkBurger objected to the project. At this meeting, CB 11’s Transportation and Public Safety Committee will take up the protected bike lane […]
A quick update on the status of bike infrastructure in the city’s plans for the East Side. We asked DOT whether the agency is considering protected bike facilities as part of the Bus Rapid Transit corridor planned for First and Second avenues. The press office says: We have been considering ways to incorporate bike facilities […]
Sorry for the late notice folks, but there’s one more public meeting on this week’s busy schedule with big implications for street safety, and it’s happening tonight. The transportation committee of Manhattan Community Board 6 is expected to draft and vote on a resolution regarding plans for Select Bus Service and protected bike lanes on […]
The First and Second Avenue bike lanes on Manhattan’s East Side will only be extended from 34th Street to 57th Street this year, not up to 125th Street as advanced in a plan that won community board approvals in 2010. While First Avenue will receive Manhattan’s first northbound parking-protected bike lane above 34th Street, the […]
The two-way protected bike lane on Chrystie Street is one of the most anticipated bike network improvements of the year, creating a much safer connection to and from the Manhattan side of the Manhattan Bridge. Today, DOT officials and State Senator Dan Squadron joined advocated for an inaugural ride on the redesigned street.
Two Manhattan bike projects went before community boards last night. The CB 8 transportation committee heard from DOT about the agency’s plan for crosstown bike lanes on the Upper East Side, and CB 4 endorsed the protected lane on Sixth Avenue, which DOT plans to install in the fall. The crosstown painted lanes would span the width of the Upper East […]