2-Way Protected Bike Lane on Chrystie Street is Now Painted Green and Ready to Roll

Posted on: November 18th, 2016 at 5:00 am by

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Here it is – your new 2-way protected bike lane on Chrystie Street. It’s finally done.

The city delivered on its promise to implement the feature by year’s end. Department of Transportation was especially busy in the last couple weeks, ever since the seven-block stretch was resurfaced.

Lots of progress to report. The DOT striping crew spent the last several days painting the fresh pavement and fine-tuning the intersections. Green layering was rolled on yesterday morning.

The bike lane is also accompanied by revamped concrete medians, biker traffic signals, and a significant traffic change at Delancey where northbound cars are no longer permitted to turn left.

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The plan to reconfigure the Chrystie Street bike lane more than two years in the making, having been a grassroots effort seeded by local activists in 2014. Community Board 3 first backed the project in February 2015. Department of Transportation didn’t officially green light until this past spring, though, after several months of research. The city then broke ground on the project back in September.

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