We missed these when they were first released in late March, but DOT has come out with its preliminary recommendations for improving bus service in downtown Jamaica [PDF]. The plan calls for adding roughly a mile and a half of new bus lanes and beefing up an equal amount of existing lanes. It would also […]
It’s just one short block of Bergen Street in Prospect Heights, but the guerrilla bike lane birthed by local resident Ian Dutton has become an object lesson in the conflict between NYPD’s use of street space, on the one hand, and New Yorkers’ safety on the other. On Saturday, when BrooklynSpoke’s Doug Gordon snapped this […]
In February, DOT said it would upgrade the bike lanes on the Grand Concourse service roads, and last night the agency showed what it has in mind for the mile-long stretch between 166th Street and 175th Street [PDF]. The first step will be to shift the bike lanes to run along the median instead of the […]
Cyclists are finally able to (mostly) use two key crosstown bike lanes on 26th and 29th streets in Manhattan — and our reporter went for a ride.
Last night, DOT presented its proposal for a protected bike lane on Jay Street in downtown Brooklyn to the Community Board 2 transportation committee [PDF]. Jay Street is the main approach for the Brooklyn side of the Manhattan Bridge bike path. During a 12-hour weekday period, DOT counted 2,400 cyclists on Jay Street, with bikes accounting for […]
What BRT might look like on First or Second Avenue. Photosim by Carly Clark/Livable Streets Initiative. We conclude our discussion with ITDP director Walter Hook with a look at potential BRT configurations. In yesterday’s installment, Hook noted that the best BRT systems incorporate both local and express services within exclusive busways, which requires three lanes […]