Eyes on the Street: Bikes Welcome Here

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Spotted at 40 Worth Street, a.k.a. DOT HQ. The rally for the "Bike in Buildings Bill" starts at City Hall at 10:45.

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Eyes on the Street: The Nascent First Avenue Bike Lane

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The beginnings of the First Avenue protected bike lane, at St. Mark’s Place. Photo: Ben Fried It’s not finished yet, but some segments of the First Avenue bike lane are quite rideable. I used about eight blocks of it this weekend. This Saturday, I was able to bike from my apartment in Prospect Heights to […]

Eyes on the Street: Drivers Retake the Kent Avenue Bike Lane

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DOT reconfigured the southern part of the Kent Avenue bike lane this spring, but that hasn’t stopped drivers from taking over the lane and the sidewalk for personal parking. A reader took this photo earlier today. He writes: I bike from LIC to Clinton Hill every morning and use the Kent Ave bike path. Luckily […]

Eyes on the Street: The 78th Precinct Gets Its Bike Corral

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After a request from 78th Precinct commanding officer Captain Frank DiGiacomo, DOT has installed a four-rack bike corral in front of the precinct house on Bergen Street in Prospect Heights. N. Wayne Bailey, chair of the precinct’s community council, snapped photos of the new bike parking yesterday. The 78th Precinct has established a reputation for supporting livable […]

Eyes on the Street: The Case of the Missing Bike Lanes

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The streets have been repaved. Lane striping, crosswalks, and stop bars have been added back. But there’s something missing from two streets in DOT’s bike network: bike lanes. In Williamsburg, Driggs Avenue has been repaved — but you would never know it’s a key bike connection from the Williamsburg Bridge. The street has all its stripes back except […]

Eyes on the Street: Wrong Way

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I’m really into this signage, spotted by Flickr user c34 on Broadway at 18th Street. I think the bike symbol should be bigger, but in general, NYC should have more of these. What’s your take?