Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Queensboro Bridge

Without access to the north outer roadway, cyclists have to either wait for a circuitous shuttle bus or find another way over the bridge. Photo: Angela Stach

DOT Has Closed the Queensboro Bridge Bike/Ped Path Overnight for 16 of the Past 24 Months

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The Queensboro Bridge bike/ped path has been closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for 16 of the last 24 months while ConEdison conducts electrical repair work. Currently, a six-week closure that began on May 21 is making nighttime trips especially difficult for working cyclists. Despite the regularity of the closures, DOT still hasn't worked out a reasonable alternative for people who count on overnight access to the path.

Queensboro Bridge Bike/Ped Path Will Close Every Night Until 2017 (At Least)

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Valentin wants to sleep, not take bus home. He wld be grateful for South access to QBB at night @NYC_DOT @transalt pic.twitter.com/TiHO8Kvcvj — Angela Stach (@radlerkoenigin) April 28, 2016 People who bike over the Queensboro Bridge had to endure months without nighttime access to the bridge’s car-free path earlier this year, with ConEd infrastructure work closing off […]