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New Bike Lanes and Markings for the Lower East Side

11:09 AM EST on November 29, 2006

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 the way to the edge of the FDR Expressway.

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In addition to creating new bike lanes, DOT has also striped a new median down the middle of Grand Street. They do this to "channelize" and "calm" traffic using this street. This road diet is similar to the design that DOT did on Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn a few months back.

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