The Department of Transportation’s comprehensive tour of community boards to present plans for bike-sharing continues this week at Manhattan CB 3 and CB 7, and Brooklyn CB 1. For a full listing of bike-share events, check the NYC DOT bike-share site. Also important this week is a meeting of Manhattan CB 2’s transportation committee. Local […]
Doug Gordon of Brooklyn Spoke fame tweeted these photos from Hudson Street in the West Village, where DOT is installing a parking-protected bike lane that’s seeing use before the green paint goes down. The upgrade was requested by Community Board 2. As Streetsblog reported in April, it converts the buffered bike lane on Hudson into […]
Over the weekend, crews finished striping new bike routes on 14th Street and 15th Street in Brooklyn, creating a safer east-west connection between Prospect Park West and Third Avenue on the southern end of Park Slope. These are painted, unprotected lanes, except for the westbound stretch between PPW and Eighth Avenue, which is sharrows. Reader […]
Community boards are expected to vote on two major Manhattan street safety projects this week: protected bike lanes for Sixth Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue. There’s a lot more community board action in Brooklyn — so much that we couldn’t cram it all into this post. See the complete Streetsblog calendar for more events. Tuesday: DOT will present a plan for […]
There are two big community board votes this week, both on Wednesday. The Manhattan CB 4 transportation committee will decide whether to endorse a protected bike lane for Sixth Avenue from 14th Street to 33rd Street. DOT brought this plan to the table in response to years of community advocacy. CB 4 was among the […]
The much-anticipated Grand Street bike lane, which was supposed to become a critical route for cyclists as part of the city's expanding bike network, is in total chaos and puts bikers in more danger than it helps them.