Eyes on the Street: Essex St., Lower East Side, Mon. 7/3/06

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MTA Bus Driver Kills Anna Colon, 73, on the Lower East Side

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An MTA bus driver killed a senior on the Lower East Side this morning. Anna Colon, 73, was crossing East Houston Street north to south at around 9:50 a.m. when the driver, who was also southbound, hit her while turning left from Avenue D onto East Houston, according to NYPD. “[The light] was about to turn red […]

Eyes on the Street: The Nascent First Avenue Bike Lane

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The beginnings of the First Avenue protected bike lane, at St. Mark’s Place. Photo: Ben Fried It’s not finished yet, but some segments of the First Avenue bike lane are quite rideable. I used about eight blocks of it this weekend. This Saturday, I was able to bike from my apartment in Prospect Heights to […]

New Bike Lanes and Markings for the Lower East Side

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DOT just finished striping new bike lanes and stencils along Grand Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side: The buffered lanes begin at the intersection of Christie and Grand Streets and then, as the streets narrow they morph into non-buffered Class 2 lanes and Class 3 shared-lane markings, as pictured below. The new bike route reaches all […]

Important Meeting Tonight on New L.E.S. Bike Lanes

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Manhattan Community Board 3’s Transportation Committee is holding a public meeting on the new bike lanes on Grand Street in the Lower East Side tonight at 6:30 pm at 273 Bowery (at Houston St.), University Settlement, Room 1. Details here. It is important that some bicycling advocates show up to this meeting. From Transportation Alternatives: In […]