This Week: Crosstown Bike Lanes in Chelsea

This week’s big agenda item is looking like Wednesday’s meeting of the Manhattan Community Board 4 Transportation Committee, where DOT will present plans for non-protected bike lanes on 29th and 30th Streets. At present, safe east-west routes in the area are scarce. In July, cyclist Marilyn Dershowitz was killed on 29th Street near Ninth Avenue. Meeting details are here.

Other items on the calendar:

  • Tonight: The transportation committee of Manhattan Community Board 5 will follow up with DOT regarding Broadway pedestrian plazas, and will hear from the Department of Design and Construction on plans for the new Times Square.
  • Thursday: Transportation Alternatives’ Brooklyn Volunteer Committee meeting.
  • Saturday: The Museum of the City of New York will host a family workshop called “Planning Urban Spaces and Places: Transportation.”  The workshop is free with museum admission, though reservations are requested. The workshop includes a walking tour.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

  • carma

    this should be a no brainer.  of course it should have a lane.  in fact, i said before, all of the crosstown streets that are already 1 thru lane should have a de-facto bike lane on them.

    Parking spaces are not eliminated.  and 1 through lane still exists with room for another bike lane.  the thru lane only needs to be shifted over to the right side and re-striping will take place for a bike lane.  and riding on the right side of the lane should still be able to avoid a dooring zone, plus avoid any thru traffic interaction

  • carma

    this should be a no brainer.  of course it should have a lane.  in fact, i said before, all of the crosstown streets that are already 1 thru lane should have a de-facto bike lane on them.

    Parking spaces are not eliminated.  and 1 through lane still exists with room for another bike lane.  the thru lane only needs to be shifted over to the right side and re-striping will take place for a bike lane.  and riding on the right side of the lane should still be able to avoid a dooring zone, plus avoid any thru traffic interaction

  • carma

    this should be a no brainer.  of course it should have a lane.  in fact, i said before, all of the crosstown streets that are already 1 thru lane should have a de-facto bike lane on them.

    Parking spaces are not eliminated.  and 1 through lane still exists with room for another bike lane.  the thru lane only needs to be shifted over to the right side and re-striping will take place for a bike lane.  and riding on the right side of the lane should still be able to avoid a dooring zone, plus avoid any thru traffic interaction

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