City Touts Milestone with New Two-Way Bike Lane on Clinton Street

Posted on: September 22nd, 2015 at 11:00 am by
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The much-ballyhooed bike lane along Clinton Street is now ready for rubber. Pavement markings were painted onto the roadway in the last couple weeks, including the token green hue and accompanying biker stick figures.

The unveiling is a special one for the city, though. 1,000 miles of bike lanes across the city. The DOT is on hand this morning for a press conference touting the accomplishments of the city in recent years.

On a more micro level, the new two-way protected bike lane is part of the “South Street Greenway Project,” an uninterrupted connection from the South Street waterfront to the Williamsburg Bridge. As previously reported, the overall goal of the plan – approved by Community Board 3 last April – is to “normalize” the street geometry in the immediate vicinity.

Other components of the plan include:

  • Changing the parking configuration on Clinton Street between Cherry and Henry from parallel to angled.
  • Improving pedestrian crossings. For example, installation of a “neckdown” sidewalk extension at Henry Street.
  • Installing a new six-inch concrete median along South Street (between Rutgers Slip and Montgomery) to protect cyclists, a narrowed travel lane for motorists, and dedicated parking lane to collectively calm traffic. The new median would also serve as a canvas of sorts for some future art installation.

The South Street Greenway comes at a cost, though. Not just dollars and cents, but the loss of street parking.

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