Eyes on the Street: Protected Dumpster Lane

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As spotted on Eighth Avenue near 14th Street on Tuesday.

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DOT Replaces a Block of the Fifth Avenue Bike Lane With Sharrows

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DOT’s recent design tweaks to Eighth Street have come with an unwelcome change on Fifth Avenue. As the Fifth Avenue bike lane approaches Eighth Street, it now morphs into sharrows that overlap with a turning lane for motorists. The dedicated space for cycling is gone, and the new design is incompatible with the protected bike lane that advocates and […]

Eyes on the Street: Bike Traffic on Eighth = Rolling Goldmine

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Thanks to BicyclesOnly for posting this shot from yesterday morning’s commute to the Streetsblog Flickr pool. By my count, we’ve got six people riding bikes here on a one-and-a-half block stretch of the Eighth Avenue protected path, with two or three others farther back, in the shade. As far as I can tell, everyone is […]

Eyes on the Street: Bike-Ped Improvements on 6 1/2 and Eighth Avenues

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Safer streets are taking shape in Midtown, with work underway to create new paths through the heart of the city for pedestrians and cyclists alike. Crosswalks and street signs are in place for one of the Department of Transportation’s most original projects, a pedestrian thoroughfare designated as 6 1/2 Avenue. Thanks to a 1980s zoning provision, a […]