This Week: Defending Riverside Park, Extending Eighth Avenue

Two community boards turn their attention this week to important pieces of Manhattan bike infrastructure: the Riverside Park connection to the Hudson River Greenway and the Eighth Avenue protected bike path. By reiterating the right of cyclists to ride through Riverside Park and showing support for the Eighth Avenue path and its proposed extension, CB 4 and CB 7 can help protect and improve the borough’s existing bike network. Also on Wednesday, a daylong conference on what makes New York’s land-use process unique and how to improve it.

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Tonight: Testify Before CB 7 Votes on Riverside Park Greenway Detour

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A late addition to the calendar: Manhattan Community Board 7 will vote on the Parks Department’s proposal to route cyclists away from the waterfront greenway between 72nd Street and 83rd Street. If you want to preserve access to the flatter, straighter, better-lit waterfront path during the majority of the year when crowding is not an issue, […]

New Riverside Park Master Plan May Send Greenway Cyclists on Hilly Detours

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The waterfront greenway in Riverside Park is one of New York’s most popular places to bike and walk. During the summer, it can get crowded — so crowded that the Parks Department is proposing new detour routes to divert cyclists away from the waterfront path. Those routes are hillier and poorly lit, however, and advocates are worried that the department will compel […]
CB 7 asked DOT to do better than painted bike lanes on 110th Street, depicted above. Image: DOT

This Week: DOT’s Revised Plans for 110th Street Bike Lanes

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In June, DOT proposed painted bike lanes for 110th Street between Riverside Drive and Frederick Douglass Circle, at the northwest corner of Central Park. Members of Manhattan Community Board 7 said that wasn't good enough, asking DOT to come back with a design that protects cyclists from motorized traffic. On Tuesday, DOT will come back to CB 7 with its revised design. If you want 110th Street to be safe for New Yorkers of all abilities to bike on, it's important to show up.

This Week: Hudson Greenway Detour, Bike-Share in Brooklyn

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This summer the Parks Department presented a plan to route cyclists away from the waterfront greenway and onto a hilly, poorly-lit path between 72nd Street and 83rd Street. The greenway can get crowded along the water on summer days, but most of the time the current path doesn’t pose a problem. Nevertheless, as presented, the Parks Department’s proposal […]