Tonight: Voices of Support Needed for Midtown Bike Lanes

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Anyone who rides a bike in Midtown Manhattan, or plans to once bike-share comes online this summer, should be interested in tonight’s Community Board 6 meeting.

A full board vote is scheduled this evening on four new pairs of crosstown bike lanes planned for 39th to 55th Streets. Though the lanes would consist of no more than thermoplast on pavement, and will be broken up by sharrows, from what we hear local NIMBYs have it in their heads that the project will impede emergency vehicle movement. A significant show of opposition is expected.

DOT will also be on hand for a bike-share presentation. Note: According to CB 6, the bike-share presentation won’t be happening tonight.

Tonight’s meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at NYU Medical Center, 550 First Ave., Alumni Hall A.

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