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: Lafayette Street Gets Its Bike Lane Back

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One of New York City’s most faded bike lanes has gotten its shine back. There’s a fresh coat of thermoplast on the Lafayette Street bike lane between Spring Street and Canal Street, which for a while had almost completely disappeared. The erosion of bike markings and the long lag times between resurfacing streets and restriping bike lanes became such […]

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 […]
Cars frequently reclaim  protected bike lanes — as they did on the two-way stretch of Clinton Street on the Lower East Side — between the time the DOT removes pavement and when the agency restores painted markings. Photo: Jon Orcutt

Op-Ed: Paint The Bike Lane, Dammit, Before Someone Dies!

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When is a parking-protected bike lane — a street design pioneered in this country by our own city Department of Transportation — no longer a parking-protected bike lane? When that same DOT removes all street markings for street resurfacing, leaving cyclists who have become attuned to the city’s best on-street bike routes to fend for […]

DOT’s Latest Missed Opportunity for Protected Bike Lanes

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Eighth Street, which cuts eastbound across Greenwich Village just above Washington Square Park, had two traffic lanes until recently. A road diet by the Department of Transportation dropped it to one lane and added new pedestrian crossings. Left out of the redesign: bike lanes. Instead, there are “extra-wide parking lanes” that also accommodate double-parked drivers. Last November, the plan […]