Bike Lane

Stenciling the New East Houston Bike Lane

Posted April 13, 2022 at 5:09 am

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; […]

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Bike Repair ‘Fixit’ Stand Installed at Stanton and Chrystie

Posted April 6, 2022 at 5:02 am

Cyclists can now self-repair bikes in the north end of Sara D. Roosevelt Park, thanks to new hardware installed outside the Stanton Storehouse. The so-called Fixit stand is a publicly accessible amenity meant to help perform basic bike repair and maintenance. It includes a variety of tools suspended by cords (wrenches, screwdrivers), plus a separate […]

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DOT Further Protects Clinton Street Bike Lane

Posted March 1, 2022 at 5:05 am

Nearly seven years after its implementation, the two-way bike lane on Clinton Street (south of Grand) is the recipient of enhancements. The Department of Transportation last week began installing “lane hardening” traffic barriers. Also known as concrete blocks. Set by example. It was a milestone moment for the city in September 2015 when the bike […]

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Report: Protected Bike Lanes Underway for Alphabet City

Posted November 20, 2019 at 5:03 am

Protected bike lanes may be on the way to Alphabet City. With the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project on the near horizon, the Department of Transportation is attempting to make good on its recent promise to cyclists, by improving city bike infrastructure surrounding the project. “DOT, in consultation with Council members and other local stakeholders, […]

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Three of the Most Dangerous Intersections for Cyclists are on the Lower East Side

Posted August 2, 2019 at 5:06 am

One need only peruse the news to notice the uptick in cyclist deaths this summer across the city. So much so that Mayor de Blasio last week announced the “Green Wave” safety initiative. The new $58 million plan will increase NYPD enforcement at one hundred of the most crash-prone intersections and renovate fifty of those. […]

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DOT Pitches New Delancey Street Safety Upgrades (Again)

Posted June 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s back to the drawing board. The city will present yet another plan to improve safety along Delancey Street, one of the more dangerous thoroughfares in the Five Boroughs. Goal of this $22.7 million project is to “transform Delancey Street primarily through safety and streetscape improvements.” The project (HWM2025) follows seven months after the city […]

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City Inaugurates 2-Way Delancey Street Bike Lane this Morning

Posted November 15, 2018 at 5:09 am

The city will roll out the green carpet this morning. Implemented last month, the nascent two-way protected bike lane along the south side of Delancey Street is finally ready for its official inauguration. The Department of Transportation is holding a press conference this morning on the Lower East Side to celebrate this “safer route for bicycle […]

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Delancey Street Begins Preparations for L-Train Shutdown

Posted November 6, 2018 at 5:04 am

Last week,the city announced the official start date for the apocalyptic L-Train Shutdown. Mark those calendars – April 27, 2019. It’s gonna be (at least) a fifteen-month project to repair the Canarsie Tunnel flooded during Hurricane Sandy. Keep in mind that Delancey Street is already a clusterfuck in anticipation of the work. The city began […]

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The 2-Way Delancey Street Bike Lane is on a Roll

Posted October 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

More than a year after its unveiling, the Delancey Street bike lane is a reality. One lane of outbound traffic was recently eliminated with jersey barriers protecting the new two-way route for cyclists. In addition, the city installed a protected bike box in the intersection of Allen and Delancey to further facilitate safe bike movement. […]

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Probably Best Not to Drive Your Porsche onto the FDR Bike Path [PHOTOS]

Posted August 1, 2018 at 5:08 am

A tipster snapped a shot of this crashed Porsche Cayenne on the FDR, near the Con Edison power plant early Friday morning. The luxury sports car was trapped between the rails on the adjacent bike path, but it was unclear how it became wedged there. In a maneuver to avoid traffic, the unknown motorist reportedly […]

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