Tonight: Two Chances to Turn Out for Safer Manhattan Streets

There are two opportunities tonight to get behind livable streets efforts in Manhattan.

Among the items on Community Board 8’s October agenda is a resolution in support of protected bike lanes on the Upper East Side. As we heard from Transportation Alternatives yesterday, neighborhood involvement has propelled this once-unlikely measure to this point, and friendly voices will be needed to bring it home. The CB 8 meeting starts at 6:30 at the Ramaz School Auditorium, 125 E. 85th Street.

Tonight in Upper Manhattan, Inwood and Washington Heights Livable Streets will hold a regular meeting to discuss, along with other topics, the proposed Dyckman Street Greenway Connector. Thanks to the consistent work of its core members, this group is starting to get attention from local electeds. A good showing tonight can only help build momentum. Meeting details and other discussions can be found on the IWHLS Livable Streets Community page.

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At Long Last, DOT Proposes Bike Lanes for Upper Manhattan

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Responding to years of citizen advocacy and a resolution from Manhattan Community Board 12, DOT has proposed bike lanes for a number of streets in Upper Manhattan. Most of the lanes, concentrated in Washington Heights [PDF], would be installed next year, after a consultation with CB 12 this fall. One would be protected by parked […]

Eyes on the Street: Upper Manhattan’s First Protected Bike Lane in Progress

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Reader Jonathan Rabinowitz sent this photo of Upper Manhattan’s first protected bike lane, now under construction on Fort George Hill, a one-way street that connects Dyckman Street in Inwood with Fairview Avenue to the south, along the western border of Harlem River Park. This project will give cyclists a north-south route between Inwood and Washington Heights by allotting 11 feet of […]

Livable Streets Group Makes Pitch to CB12 Tonight

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Upper Manhattanites plotted their street improvements on a map for tonight’s meeting with CB12. A few weeks ago my colleague Brad Aaron wrote about the ways Inwood residents are making great use of the groups feature on the Livable Streets Network. Tonight, the group Inwood and Washington Heights Livable Streets is taking its ideas to […]

CB 12 Squabbling Delays Upper Manhattan Bike Lane Discussion

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Build bike lanes? Manhattan’s Community Board 12 doesn’t even want to talk about bike lanes. When members of the Inwood-Washington Heights Livable Streets Group showed up with local bike lane supporters to what was supposed to be a public hearing on the issue Monday night, the transportation committee chair informed them that there wasn’t any […]

DOT Plans Safer St. Nick @ Amsterdam, With More Uptown Action to Come

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Northbound cyclists on St. Nicholas at Amsterdam will have to negotiate a dogleg to reach the parking-protected lane. The southbound lane, at left, will be opposite a row of back-in angled parking. The speckled blue areas indicate new pedestrian space. At a Monday night meeting with the transportation committee of Manhattan Community Board 12, DOT […]