Manhattan Community Board 3 Meeting About New Bike Lane

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. The Community Board’s pdf-formatted agenda lists this as an "informational presentation by the Department of Transportation on Grand Street Bicycle Facility Design."

From Transportation Alternatives:

In November, the NYC Department of Transportation added a grand new bike lane all the way across Grand Street, from West Broadway to the FDR. It’s a solid improvement that’ll make Grand Street safer for the many cyclists who already ride there, and since it makes a nice connection to the Williamsburg Bridge and the East River Greenway, it’ll encourage even more people to ride bikes.

But now some members of Community Board 3 (East Village and Lower East Side, and generally very supportive of cycling) are demanding that the Department of Transportation remove the bike lane! They have no good reason other than they just don’t like bikes.

Community Board 3’s Transportation Committee will discuss the Grand Street bike lane on Wednesday, and we’re asking cyclists to attend the meeting and speak out in support of it. Tell the Community Board that you support the new bike lane, that it makes drivers on Grand Street more aware of cyclists and makes the street safer for biking.

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