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DOT: Grand Concourse Project to “Replace and Upgrade Existing Bike Lanes”

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With Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz calling for better bike infrastructure on the Grand Concourse, there’s some serious political momentum to make this major north-south thoroughfare a safer street. How far will DOT take it? The Grand Concourse is one of DOT’s Vision Zero “Great Streets” projects slated for capital improvements in the next few years. Currently, it has buffered bike […]

State Legislators Call for Dedicated Complete Streets Funding

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Will 2016 be the year New York state backs its five-year-old complete streets law with actual funding for bike and pedestrian infrastructure? New Yorkers for Active Transportation (NY4AT), a coalition of 60 advocacy organizations and community groups, has bipartisan support in both houses for a line item setting aside $20 million per year for complete streets projects. […]
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Change Is Afoot on the Country’s Most Important Street Design Committee

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Michael Andersen blogs for The Green Lane Project, a PeopleForBikes program that helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets. One year after some progressive civil engineers around the country feared a crackdown against new-fangled street and signal designs, the opposite seems to be taking place. The obscure but powerful National Committee on […]