For your viewing pleasure this weekend — Clarence filmed this short, exhilarating group ride down the brand new protected bike path on Columbus Avenue. New Yorkers won this mile of safer street after a down-to-the-wire Community Board 7 vote in favor of the plan. A lot of hard work and organizing went into that vote, and this ride was a chance to celebrate.
DOT’s proposal for Columbus Avenue would create room for a separated bike lane by narrowing, not removing, car lanes. Image: NYCDOT [PDF] Looks like some Manhattan community board types still want to see their local streets keep that highway-in-the-city feel. After receiving a request from Manhattan CB 7 in the fall to prepare plans for […]
Despite a strong majority who turned out to support safer streets on the Upper West Side and conclusive evidence that pedestrian injuries have dropped thanks to the Columbus Avenue protected bike lane, Manhattan Community Board 7’s transportation committee failed to advance a resolution to extend the Columbus redesign beyond its current one-mile stretch between 77th and 96th Streets. […]
Since Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer has promised to take his approach to street redesigns, first put into place by the Columbus Avenue working group, borough-wide, Streetsblog decided to check in with him to see just what this process would look like. The details are still being worked out. Stringer wasn’t yet sure, for example, […]
Today, New Yorkers got a blast from the past in the pages of the New York Post. Less than a week ago, Community Board 7 voted unanimously to ask DOT to study complete streets measures including a protected bike lane on Amsterdam Avenue. For today’s paper, the Post sent two reporters to the Columbus Avenue […]
These naked meter poles will be reborn as bicycle racks. Photo: Wiley Norvell. Manhattan Community Board 7 voted last night in favor of converting 240 parking meters to bike racks on 40 blocks of the Upper West Side. The 23-12 vote (with one abstention) was the CB’s closest of the evening, but the outcome was […]
This is the day Manhattan Community Board 7 will finally vote on DOT’s redesign of Amsterdam Avenue from 72nd Street to 110th Street, which will calm traffic and bring safety improvements — including a protected bike lane — to what is now a surface speedway cutting through the heart of the Upper West Side. It’s been a long […]