DOT has realigned the bike lanes on a section of the Grand Concourse and painted them green. It's not as good as the physical protection local advocates are after -- the city plans to redesign the Concourse with protected bike lanes later -- but it's an upgrade on one of the Bronx's major north-south routes.
When it was built at the turn of the 20th Century, the Grand Concourse was envisioned as the Bronx’s Champs Elysées. But generations of car-oriented development have reduced the Concourse to a speedway for motor vehicle traffic, despite low rates of car ownership in the neighborhoods that surround it.
DOT has striped the first pieces of the Bronx’s newest bike route on Tremont Avenue. The city is putting down bike lanes and sharrows on the 4.1-mile stretch of Tremont Avenue between Cedar Avenue and Boston Road, following a 2014 request from Council Member Ritchie Torres for a cross-town route on Tremont. Reader Jonathan Rabinowitz snapped the photo above of freshly-painted […]
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 […]