Stenciling the New East Houston Bike Lane
Nearly two years in the making, the Lower East Side is on the precipice of another protected bike lane. This one along the heavily trafficked East Houston corridor.
The city is amidst its upgrade of the current lanes on the south side of the street. The roadbed was milled and paved a couple weeks ago; crews have since stenciled markings for the new protected lane.
Token lime-green paint is next.
The lanes straddle Houston from Second Avenue to the waterfront, enabling cyclists traveling from the existing bike lanes on Pike/Allen to connect with the network further north.
The implementation is timely given the shutdown of bike access to the East River Park in the wake of the $1.45-billion East Side Coastal Resiliency project.