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Speak Up for Chrystie Street Improvements on Tuesday

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DOT plans for Chrystie Street would replace parking with bike lanes.

From Transportation Alternatives Bicycle Campaign Coordinator Caroline Samponaro:

On Tuesday, May 27th, the DOT will be presenting plans for improved Manhattan Bridge bike access via the Chrystie Street bike lane to Community Board 3. As you may recall, the CB 3 Transportation Committee voted unanimously to support the plan on May 14th. In fact, members of the board went so far as to request that the 9th Avenue 'gold-standard' parking protected bike lane be added in place of the painted buffered lane that is being proposed.

The Chrystie Street bike lane plan will remove 50 car parking along Chrystie Street, which is a very small price to pay for the number of safety improvements it will bring in their place. It is likely that there will be resistance at the full board level due to this proposed loss in parking, making it very important that vocal supporters of the plan turn out. You can find the DOT's plan for Manhattan Bridge safety improvements, including Chrystie Street, here: PDF.

Your support for safer street conditions on this vital connector route to the Manhattan Bridge is needed. Please spread the word to your friends and colleagues and let's pack the room with people who support cycling and complete streets in NYC.

    • What: CB 3 Full Board Meeting on Chrystie Street Bike Lane
    • When: Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 6:30 p.m.
    • Where: P.S. 20 at 166 Essex Street (E. Houston & Stanton Sts.)
    • Time: Public session is 6:30-7:30 p.m.; please sign up between 6:00 and 6:30

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