DOT Rolling Out New Eastbound Bike Lane Across Entirety of Spring Street to the Bowery

Posted on: March 19th, 2015 at 9:19 am by

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Bike lane proposal


The Department of Transportation is but a few months from unveiling a massive new Class 2 bike lane project that’ll occupy the waistline of downtown Manhattan. Spring Street is the focus, currently making its journey through the approval stage at the community board level.

The proposed plan is to implement a continuous east-west route that ultimately links Hudson Square to Avenue C. For the Lower East Side, that means earmarking a small section of the Bowery to link Spring with the proposed Stanton shared lane. As it stands, there is already a “two-stage turn queue box” outside the New Museum, in play since June 2010.

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Bowery bike lane between Spring and Stanton


The DOT sought approval from Community Board 3 this week for this piece of bike lane in its jurisdiction. That piece of Bowery between Spring and Stanton. There was no issue with the Transportation subcommittee and the measure unanimously carried.

Next up is a hearing in front of CB2.

Expect a summertime rollout.

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