You can tell City Hall to make Midtown avenues safe for biking at what Transportation Alternatives is billing as the world's longest "human-protected bike lane."
DOT has put out a plan to add a protected bike lane on Sixth Avenue from 14th Street to 33rd Street [PDF], and Manhattan electeds want more. A letter from State Senator Brad Hoylman and five other representatives calls for a more thorough complete street redesign along all of Sixth Avenue and Fifth Avenue from Greenwich Village to Central […]
DOT crews made quick progress on striping Fifth Avenue's new protected bike lane this week. The project flips the parking lane along 15 blocks of the old buffered bike lane, providing protection from moving traffic between 23rd Street and 8th Street.
DOT’s recent design tweaks to Eighth Street have come with an unwelcome change on Fifth Avenue. As the Fifth Avenue bike lane approaches Eighth Street, it now morphs into sharrows that overlap with a turning lane for motorists. The dedicated space for cycling is gone, and the new design is incompatible with the protected bike lane that advocates and […]
More than 300 volunteers organized by Transportation Alternatives formed a six block-long "human-protected bike lane" on Fifth Avenue last night, calling on the de Blasio administration to extend the protected bike lane network through Midtown's busiest streets.
The project is an outgrowth of the agency's outreach for safer biking and walking access to the Harlem River bridges.