Overall, however, the roadway will be much safer, city officials said.
The location has a history of serious crashes, and is mere feet away from the Park Slope YMCA where Mayor de Blasio is driven to his morning workout each day.
The Open Planning Project’s Lily Bernheimer snapped these shots of the Ninth Avenue separated bike path, now being extended from 23rd Street to 31st. Plastic bollards separate bikes from car and truck traffic at W. 23rd. Pedestrian island under construction at 29th.
Eighth Street, which cuts eastbound across Greenwich Village just above Washington Square Park, had two traffic lanes until recently. A road diet by the Department of Transportation dropped it to one lane and added new pedestrian crossings. Left out of the redesign: bike lanes. Instead, there are “extra-wide parking lanes” that also accommodate double-parked drivers. Last November, the plan […]
DOT is starting to test out bikeway intersection designs that could replace the "mixing zone" treatment the agency has favored for the past several years.
A witness believes the driver who severely injured a 20-year-old cyclist Wednesday night in Park Slope T-boned the victim as he rode across Sixth Avenue in the Ninth Street bike lane with the right of way — contrary to NYPD’s claim that the victim was hit head-on while biking against traffic on Sixth Avenue. The crash happened at around 9 p.m. NYPD said […]