The city's three-Saturday car-free corridor will now extended between the Brooklyn Bridge and Harlem.
A mass bike ride planned through social media on Sunday came to an abrupt end when NYPD set up a roadblock and arrested more than a dozen kids, in some cases causing physical harm. The police response was excessive and uncalled-for, according to one older participant, who's looking into getting permits for future rides.
On Tuesday, DOT presented plans to Manhattan Community Board 11 for two short segments of two-way protected bike lanes to improve connections between East Harlem and the Willis Avenue and Triborough bridges [PDF]. Both bridges link the South Bronx and Upper Manhattan, but the current connections to the Manhattan bike network don’t work well. To get to Second Avenue, cyclists […]
We mentioned this briefly in a post about the bike access improvements on the Manhattan side of the Queensboro Bridge, but the redesign of First Avenue in East Harlem and the Upper East Side is completed and worth a closer look. On October 15, DOT announced that work had wrapped up on the First Avenue project, […]
Earlier this week, Laurence Renard was killed as she crossed First Avenue when a dump truck driver turned into her path from 90th Street, hitting her from behind. Renard was one of at least six pedestrians and cyclists who have lost their lives in traffic crashes on East Side streets since last August. People are […]
DOT has mapped out safety improvements for the streets approaching each of its 11 crossings over the Harlem River.