Manhattan CB2 Approves DOT’s Prince/Bleecker Bike Plan

Last night the transportation committee of Manhattan Community Board 2 voted 8 to 1 to:

There will be a vote of the full board on Thursday. People can still contact the Community Board to express their support.

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