Report: Protected Bike Lanes Underway for Alphabet City

Posted on: November 20th, 2019 at 5:03 am by

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, will study the feasibility of installing protected bike lanes on one or more of Avenues A, B, or C in order to provide another alternative route to the East River Greenway,” a spokesman told Streetsblog. “We expect to present the study’s findings to the community next year.”

The Delancey bike lane

It follows the recent addition of similar protected lanes along Delancey Street.

The $1.45 billion dollar project will shut down a significant stretch of park and coastline – 2.5 miles – utilized daily by both bike commuters and recreational cyclists, from next fall until 2025.

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