Alan Gerson Wants Greater “Review” of DOT Bike Safety Plans

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In 2006, Alan Gerson helmeted-up and rallied for a protected bike lane on Houston St.

On a day when you’d hope City Council members would be focused on the Bikes in Buildings bill, Manhattan City Councilman Alan Gerson is planning to introduce a new piece of legislation aimed at giving someone — presumably City Council — greater opportunity to "review" DOT bike infrastructure plans before they are implemented.

Details are sketchy at this point. All we’ve got is the sub-title of his proposed law so it’s probably unfair to jump to conclusions, but let’s go ahead and do just that. I think we can pretty well assume that Gerson is looking to set up a process that gives City Council members greater control over DOT’s bike network build-out, particularly, critical bike safety projects like the ones that have been popping up in his district recently.

By Council Member Gerson:
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A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to review of bicycle lanes.
Transportation Committee

We’ll be putting in a call to Gerson’s office. If you live in Lower Manhattan, you can too.

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