Eyes on the Street: Hudson Street Protected Bike Lane Under Construction

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Doug Gordon of Brooklyn Spoke fame tweeted these photos from Hudson Street in the West Village, where DOT is installing a parking-protected bike lane that’s seeing use before the green paint goes down.

The upgrade was requested by Community Board 2. As Streetsblog reported in April, it converts the buffered bike lane on Hudson into a parking-protected lane between Houston and Bank Street, where it links up with the existing Eighth Avenue bike lane. It also extends the protected lane on Ninth Avenue south of 14th Street a few blocks, connecting it to the Bleecker Street striped lane.

  • JK

    Can we swap the wide buffered lane on Lafayette SBound from Broome to Worth for a protected lane like this? The SB Lafayette lane is always blocked by double parked and turning cars during the PM rush hour. It’s been a mess for years now.

  • StepUpAndSaySomething

    This route really needs it. Little fixes like this go a long way in turning bike lanes into a bike network. We need to be doing things like this through out the city.

  • Wilfried84

    It was interesting hearing the responses of a couple of older folks at church who saw the street cordoned off, and before it was clear that it was going to be a parking protected bike lane. They travel to get there, and worried about parking as they get less mobile. There was no bikelash though.

  • Eddie

    Will there be separate signal phases for cyclists prohibiting motorists from crossing cyclists’ line of travel? Otherwise, the lane is only “protected” between intersections.

    I’m tired of the close calls that I have daily with cars turning left on First Avenue. If we’re putting in protected infrastructure, we need to do it right!

  • Jeff

    Hudson street has become a parking lot because of this. No place for cabs to pull over and now a row of parked cars right up the middle of Hudson Street. Surely there could have been a better way to construct this bike lane.

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