Rogue Traffic Cones Again Outline the New 2-Way Bike Lane on Chrystie Street this Week

Posted on: March 11th, 2016 at 5:11 am by
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​In another rogue act of awareness, orange traffic cones once again line the length of Chrystie Street from Grand to Delancey. Guarding the bike lane with sunflowers. As before, the anonymous collective known as the Department of Transformation was behind this placement. Assembled just before the Community Board 3 meeting this week to discuss the new 2-way bike lane.

Placing cones in this manner is essentially a preview of what commuter cyclists can expect once the traffic changes take hold. It’s also a passive aggressive action to keep vehicles, namely police cruisers, from parking up the bike lanes. A maneuver for which the 5th Precinct is often guilty.

As previously reported, the Transportation subcommittee of CB3 approved the popular bike lane treatment on Tuesday evening. From there it’ll head up to full board for ratification. But the proposal still requires more community outreach by DOT. The city agency will return in May with a finalized plan for a vote (after discussion with local stakeholders).

Below is the full presentation from the other night:

DOT Proposal for Chrystie St Bike Lane

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