Eyes on the Street: A Better Willy-B Approach on Clinton Street

A reader sends this shot of the new two-way bike path on Clinton Street, looking south from the Williamsburg Bridge bike path approach on Delancey. Before, Clinton Street had two-way traffic lanes with sharrows, and orange construction barrels blocked bridge access, or at least made it more of a pain if you were biking. The reconfigured bike and car access (northbound drivers can now get onto the Williamsburg Bridge from Clinton, relieving some pressure on the local street grid), is part of the broader Delancey Street safety project that DOT is implementing this summer.

The new treatment extends down to Grand Street, and we hear the green paint went on a couple of days ago. Have a look at what it replaced:

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Eyes on the Street: Clinton Street’s New Bikeway

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A new two-way bikeway is under construction to provide a connection between the Williamsburg Bridge and the East River Greenway. The route along Clinton Street extends the existing two-way protected bike lane between Delancey and Grand an additional five blocks to South Street, where it connects to the waterfront bike path beneath the FDR Drive. The waterfront greenway, which […]