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 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 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’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 […]
Tonight’s a big night for livable streets events, with community board meetings on proposals for Greenwich Village, the Lower East Side, and Long Island City. Plus, join Streetsblog at ARTCRANK if you’re looking for some fun. Key community board meetings tonight are: Manhattan Community Board 2’s transportation committee will consider a resolution requesting that DOT […]
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.