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.

  • BBnet3000

    Is there a source that substantiates blaming CB6 for this gap? The only Streetsblog article I saw about it said that they supported a curbside buffered lane at least and that DOT left the gap anyway. http://www.streetsblog.org/2010/05/13/cb-6-votes-conditionally-for-east-side-sbs-endorses-better-bike-lanes/

  • AnoNYC

    The potential to be a vibrant, urban, mass transportation oriented community.

  • ohnonononono

    It’s ridiculous that there’s still no good safe protected route to bike through Midtown without heading all the way over to 8th and 9th aves.

  • D’BlahZero

    I suggest that you replace “good safe protected” with “mediocre quasi-functional”. The 8th and 9th Ave bike lanes are chronically obstructed (peds overflowing from the inadequate sidewalks, trucks treating it as a loading zone, hot dog carts, etc.) the surface conditions are sub-optimal in many places (worn, impregnated with garbage and grease) and there are too many turning conflicts.

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