Streetfilms Shorties: Celebrating the Columbus Avenue Bike Lane

For your viewing pleasure this weekend — Clarence filmed this short, exhilarating group ride down the brand new protected bike path on Columbus Avenue. New Yorkers won this mile of safer street after a down-to-the-wire Community Board 7 vote in favor of the plan.  A lot of hard work and organizing went into that vote, and this ride was a chance to celebrate.

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Majority Favor Extending Columbus Bike Lane, But CB 7 Fails to Advance It

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Despite a strong majority who turned out to support safer streets on the Upper West Side and conclusive evidence that pedestrian injuries have dropped thanks to the Columbus Avenue protected bike lane, Manhattan Community Board 7’s transportation committee failed to advance a resolution to extend the Columbus redesign beyond its current one-mile stretch between 77th and 96th Streets. […]

CB 7 Committee Backslides With Split Vote on Protected UWS Bike Lane

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DOT’s proposal for Columbus Avenue would create room for a separated bike lane by narrowing, not removing, car lanes. Image: NYCDOT [PDF] Looks like some Manhattan community board types still want to see their local streets keep that highway-in-the-city feel. After receiving a request from Manhattan CB 7 in the fall to prepare plans for […]

This Week: Turn Out to Support Safer Biking on Columbus Ave

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Our short post-Memorial Day week is frontloaded with events happening tonight. The main attraction: Manhattan Community Board 7 will vote on the plan for a protected bike lane on 20 blocks of Columbus Avenue. Tuesday: The grassroots campaign for livable streets on the Upper West Side is on the verge of seeing a big improvement […]

Eyes on the Street: Protected Bike Lane Discovered on Columbus Ave

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Felix Morales tries out the freshly painted lane on his scooter. Photo: Ken Coughlin After a lot of great advocacy from the Upper West Side Streets Renaissance and a down-to-the-wire vote at Community Board 7 this spring, DOT crews are laying down the first on-street protected bikeway above 34th 59th Street, on Columbus Avenue between […]