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 […]
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 […]
Just how bad are Uber and Lyft drivers when it comes to blocking bike lanes? Just horrible.
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 […]
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 […]
In a unanimous 35-0 vote last night, Manhattan Community Board 3, which covers Chinatown and the Lower East Side, asked DOT to study a two-way protected bikeway for Chrystie Street, an important link to the Manhattan Bridge bike path. The vote follows months of dialogue between bike advocates and community groups, and comes on the […]