Manhattan Community Board 8 Transportation Committee Discusses Congestion Pricing and Upper East Side Bike Lanes

Manhattan Community Board 8’s transportation committee will hold a discussion of congestion pricing (expect a discussion of the "border effects" of East 86th Street) and on bike lanes planned for segments of East 89th, 90th and 91st Streets.

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On Monday, July 9 the transportation committee of Community Board 8 on Manhattan’s Upper East Side took up the issues of congestion pricing and a new pair of crosstown bike lanes. Congestion pricing, it turns out, was the evening’s non-controversial issue. Even after a series of impassioned speeches against Mayor Bloomberg’s traffic reduction plan the […]

NYC Gets Its First-Ever Physically-Separated Bike Path

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The Department of Transportation revealed plans for New York City’s first-ever physically-separated bike lane, or "cycle track," at a Manhattan Community Board 4 meeting last night. The new bike path will run southbound on Ninth Avenue from W. 23rd to W. 16th Street in Manhattan. Unlike the typical Class II on-street bike lane in which […]

Manhattan CB 8 Votes Against Basic Striped Crosstown Bike Lanes

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Last night, by a vote of 25-19 with one abstention, Manhattan Community Board 8 voted against DOT’s plan for three pairs of painted crosstown bike lanes on the Upper East Side. Despite four months of deliberations, bike lane opponents managed to achieve their desired outcome last night, sending a strong signal that no bike lane design is too mild to avoid their wrath. […]