Reminder: Tonight’s Community Board Action

Just a quick heads up — Don’t forget that Manhattan CB2 and CB10 committees are meeting tonight to discuss new bike route plans from DOT. Get the details here.

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The City Council Transportation Committee held hearings on three bills today, each of which would add more requirements to the Department of Transportation’s review process for street redesigns, especially bike lanes. For the most part, the bills codify what DOT already does: present bike projects to community boards, coordinate with other agencies before implementation, and […]

Why Does DOT Keep Taking Away Inwood Bike Infrastructure?

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A short stretch of bike lanes in Inwood has gone the way of the disappearing bike shelter, further reducing the neighborhood’s scarce cycling infrastructure. West 218th Street, Manhattan’s northernmost cross street to extend west of Broadway, connects Broadway and Inwood Hill Park, and delineates the southern border of the Columbia University Baker Field complex. It […]

NYC Gets Its First-Ever Physically-Separated Bike Path

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The Department of Transportation revealed plans for New York City’s first-ever physically-separated bike lane, or "cycle track," at a Manhattan Community Board 4 meeting last night. The new bike path will run southbound on Ninth Avenue from W. 23rd to W. 16th Street in Manhattan. Unlike the typical Class II on-street bike lane in which […]