This Week: First Avenue Bikeway and UES Citi Bike Expansion

Tonight, DOT will present plans to complete the First Avenue protected bikeway to the transportation committee of Manhattan Community Board 6. DOT installed sharrows from 49th Street and 59th Street, leaving a gap in the First Avenue protected lane, after CB 6 objected to the safer design four years ago. For this project to come to fruition it’s vital that DOT and the community board hear from people who are concerned with the safety of people who bike and walk on First Avenue.

Also this week, community boards will take up Citi Bike expansion on the Upper East Side, as well as bike lanes in Sunnyside and Long Island City. Details and more calendar highlights below.

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

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DOT and Citi Bike Celebrate Sixth Avenue Bikeway and #WomenWhoBike

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DOT and Citi Bike marked the return of a protected bike lane to Sixth Avenue today with a ribbon-cutting and celebratory ride. The event also served to highlight Women’s Bike Month and a Motivate campaign to encourage women in NYC to ride bikes. The new Sixth Avenue bikeway runs from Eighth Street to 33rd Street, the same street where […]

This Week: Showtime for the Clinton Avenue Protected Bikeway

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After dropping hints back in January about a two-way protected bike lane on Clinton Avenue and going door-to-door to get the word out last month, DOT will present details about the project this week at Brooklyn Community Board 2. With rumors swirling about the redesign, opponents are breaking out the scare tactics, which were on display at a gathering last Thursday: #VisionZero […]
DOT crews installing a new barrier-protected bike lane on Bruckner Boulevard between Bryant Avenue and Faile Street. Photo: Twitter/NYC DOT

DOT Closes Short Bike Lane Gap on Bruckner Blvd — Next Phase Scheduled for 2021

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DOT crews have started to fill in a dangerous three-block gap in the bikeway on Bruckner Boulevard in the South Bronx, creating a more continuous link to Concrete Plant Park. The ultimate goal is a direct, uninterrupted bike route on Bruckner Boulevard connecting to Manhattan and Randall's Island via 138th Street, but under the agency's current timetable Bronxites will have to wait several years for that.

Bruckner Boulevard Protected Bikeway Clears Bronx CB 2 Committee

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A DOT plan to add pedestrian space and create a two-way protected bikeway along a key half-mile stretch of Bruckner Boulevard received a unanimous thumbs-up from Bronx Community Board 2’s economic development committee Wednesday night [PDF]. “Bruckner Boulevard is a very wide, multi-lane boulevard,” said DOT project manager Kimberly Rancourt. “It has lots of traffic but […]