On Thursday, DOT will reveal its plan for a protected bike lane on Fifth Avenue. Fifth gets more bike traffic than any other southbound avenue in Manhattan, according to DOT bike counts, and New Yorkers have been asking the city to make it a complete street for years. DOT committed to studying a redesign in 2014.
The looming L train shutdown will disrupt travel for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and demands a serious response. This week you can speak up for a robust plan to keep people moving sans L train at a workshop in Manhattan, where advocates are calling on DOT and the MTA to implement transitways on 14th Street and Delancey Street.
On Thursday you can weigh in how to make the Grand Concourse safer for all street users at a DOT workshop. The same day at Brooklyn CB 2, DOT will present several safety projects, including the Amity Street Wiggle.
It’s important to keep advocating for safe bikeways where people can ride outside the door zone on Queens Boulevard in Rego Park and Forest Hills, because allocating that street space to biking will involve more parking removal than previous sections of the project.
On Saturday Transportation Alternatives will hold a rally, with Borough President Eric Adams, to urge the city to fix Times Plaza in 2017.