Manhattan Community Board 2 Committee Meeting on SoHo Bike Lanes

Remember the push for a bike lane on Houston Street? On Tuesday, March 13, the NYC Department of Transportation will present and seek community feedback on:

  • Proposal for new Bleecker and Prince Street bike lanes and routes
  • Lower Manhattan Transit Priority Plan

Attend the meeting to show that you support bicycling and transit improvements in Lower Manhattan.

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