Eyes on the Street: The Jay Street Bike Lane Gets Protected
That’s right: There’s now a stretch of parking-protected bike lane on Jay Street in downtown Brooklyn. The project’s not done yet, but this afternoon DOT tweeted this photo showing a rideable section on southbound Jay near Myrtle Avenue.
Implementation of the Jay Street redesign began last Thursday, when crews started to remove the old un-protected bike lane markings overnight. When finished, it should make one of the most important links in the bike lane network much less chaotic — if the parking placard abusers who currently block the bike lane change their law-breaking ways.
The finished project will extend from Fulton Street to Sands Street at the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge [PDF], and it includes a new signal to control traffic coming off the bridge north of Nassau Street.
Keep us posted as this important bike network upgrade takes shape — send your photos to email@example.com.