New Bike Lanes and Sharrows Lead to the Brooklyn Bridge

This new buffered bike lane begins at Petrosino Square at Lafayette Street and Spring Street and heads southbound all the way down to Duane Street on the way to the Brooklyn Bridge. Along the way you’ll find quite a few bike boxes and sharrows, new bike safety tools in the Department of Transportation street design tool box. (As Project for Public Spaces has pointed out, Petrosino Square could easily be enlarged and transformed into one of Lower Manhattan’s finest little public squares).

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Heading towards City Hall.

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In case you are wondering why there are no cars on the road, these
photos were snapped early Sunday morning while all the motorists where
still sleeping. 

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Instead of ending abruptly, the bike lane morphs into sharrows at Reade Street.

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The new sharrows lead cyclists right down the center of the busy intersection at Chambers Street and on to the bridge to Brooklyn.

Photos: Jason Varone

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