This Week: Hudson St. Bikeway, Community Board Join-Up

The Department of Transportation’s comprehensive tour of community boards to present plans for bike-sharing continues this week at Manhattan CB 3 and CB 7, and Brooklyn CB 1. For a full listing of bike-share events, check the NYC DOT bike-share site.

Also important this week is a meeting of Manhattan CB 2’s transportation committee. Local residents have proposed installing a parking-protected bike lane along Hudson Street, effectively extending the Eighth Avenue bike lane from Bank Street down to Canal Street, and the Ninth Avenue bike lane from 14th Street to W. 12th Street. The community board will begin discussing whether to endorse that plan and take it to DOT this Tuesday.

  • Tonight: DOT presents the latest plans for Select Bus Service along 34th Street to Manhattan CB 6’s transportation committee, which had opposed earlier plans for a physically separated transitway. 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Community members put forward a plan for a parking-protected bike lane on Hudson Street between 14th Street and Canal Street. The transportation committee of CB 2 will consider whether to endorse that proposal. 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Transportation Alternatives hosts its annual community board join-up jamboree. Proposals for safer streets and better bus service often live or die based on what community boards say. If you want to get more involved in your neighborhood, T.A. can help you navigate the process and apply for community board membership. 6:00 p.m.

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

  • J

    The protected bike lane on Hudson Street should be a no brainer. The space is already set aside for bikes, via the existing buffered lane, so the only change would be swapping the positions of the bike lane and the parking lane. The mixing zones would eliminate some parking along the stretch, but not enough to cause massive disruptions. Plus, the protected lane is necessary since the existing buffered bike lane is constantly used for double parking.

    The protected lane would be a southern extension of the protected lane that currently exists on 8th Ave up to 34th St. With that lane scheduled to be extended to 59th Street next year, a Hudson Street extension would provide a nearly-continuous protected lane extending all the way form Canal Street up to 59th Street. With bike-share coming in the spring, we need as many protected lanes as possible to make sure that the system is a success.

  • J

    The protected bike lane on Hudson Street should be a no brainer. The space is already set aside for bikes, via the existing buffered lane, so the only change would be swapping the positions of the bike lane and the parking lane. The mixing zones would eliminate some parking along the stretch, but not enough to cause massive disruptions. Plus, the protected lane is necessary since the existing buffered bike lane is constantly used for double parking.

    The protected lane would be a southern extension of the protected lane that currently exists on 8th Ave up to 34th St. With that lane scheduled to be extended to 59th Street next year, a Hudson Street extension would provide a nearly-continuous protected lane extending all the way form Canal Street up to 59th Street. With bike-share coming in the spring, we need as many protected lanes as possible to make sure that the system is a success.

  • J

    The protected bike lane on Hudson Street should be a no brainer. The space is already set aside for bikes, via the existing buffered lane, so the only change would be swapping the positions of the bike lane and the parking lane. The mixing zones would eliminate some parking along the stretch, but not enough to cause massive disruptions. Plus, the protected lane is necessary since the existing buffered bike lane is constantly used for double parking.

    The protected lane would be a southern extension of the protected lane that currently exists on 8th Ave up to 34th St. With that lane scheduled to be extended to 59th Street next year, a Hudson Street extension would provide a nearly-continuous protected lane extending all the way form Canal Street up to 59th Street. With bike-share coming in the spring, we need as many protected lanes as possible to make sure that the system is a success.

  • J

    The protected bike lane on Hudson Street should be a no brainer. The space is already set aside for bikes, via the existing buffered lane, so the only change would be swapping the positions of the bike lane and the parking lane. The mixing zones would eliminate some parking along the stretch, but not enough to cause massive disruptions. Plus, the protected lane is necessary since the existing buffered bike lane is constantly used for double parking.

    The protected lane would be a southern extension of the protected lane that currently exists on 8th Ave up to 34th St. With that lane scheduled to be extended to 59th Street next year, a Hudson Street extension would provide a nearly-continuous protected lane extending all the way form Canal Street up to 59th Street. With bike-share coming in the spring, we need as many protected lanes as possible to make sure that the system is a success.

  • KeNYC2030

    Tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 8, the Transportation Committee of Manhattan’s Community Board 7, covering the Upper West Side, hears a DOT presentation on the Bike Share program.  7:00PM, 250 West 87th Street, 2nd Floor. 

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