This Week: Bike-Share Outreach in Full Swing

With two community board presentations and six public demonstrations, it’s going to be a busy week for the city’s bike-share roadshow. The presentations are happening at Manhattan CB 5 tonight and Brooklyn CB 9 tomorrow. Check out the official bike-share website to see where to go and find the demos happening near you. The rest of the important livable streets action this week is concentrated on Tuesday, when DOT will be providing updates on the plans for three important Brooklyn transportation projects.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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Tonight, DOT will present plans for a protected bike lane on Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn to the Brooklyn Community Board 2 transportation committee. DOT shared this rendering of the redesign with Streetsblog this afternoon. Jay Street is an essential connection for bike commuters traveling over the Manhattan Bridge, but it’s chaos during rush hour, when cyclists must weave around a slalom […]

This Week: Upgrading the Chrystie Street Bike Lane

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Fifth Avenue is the most heavily cycled southbound avenue in Manhattan, even though it doesn’t have a protected bikeway. Image: Google Maps

This Week: See the DOT Fifth Avenue Bikeway Plan

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On Thursday, DOT will reveal its plan for a protected bike lane on Fifth Avenue. Fifth gets more bike traffic than any other southbound avenue in Manhattan, according to DOT bike counts, and New Yorkers have been asking the city to make it a complete street for years. DOT committed to studying a redesign in 2014.

Will the Sixth Avenue Protected Bike Lane Get Done in 2016?

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DOT presented a plan for a protected bike lane on 19 blocks of Sixth Avenue to the Manhattan Community Board 4 transportation committee last night. From 14th Street to 33rd Street, the design calls for carving out a six-foot bike lane and three-foot buffer protected from moving motor vehicles by a lane of parked cars [PDF]. Sixth […]
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.

DOT Proposes Flushing Ave Bikeway in Prelude to Major Greenway Push

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Image: NYCDOT [PDF] Here’s a look at the Flushing Avenue bike path concept that NYCDOT presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 2 transportation committee last night. This project would add another preliminary link to the path of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, following in the footsteps of the Kent Avenue bike lane. After a round of […]