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DOT Presentation to CB7 on New Neighborhood Bike Lanes

Jul 5, 2018
DOT Presentation to CB7 on New Neighborhood Bike Lanes
The Department of Transportation (DOT) will give a presentation to Community Board 7's Transportation Committee on Tuesday, July 10 at 7:00pm regarding proposals for protected bike lanes on 8th Aveune, 10th Avenue, and Amsterdam Avenue, and for dedicated cycling space in Columbus Circle. This meeting is open to the public and will take place at 250 West 87th Street. Click here to see a flyer
DOT has stated that the first project seeks to install a protected bike lane on the west side of 8th Avenue from 56th Street (where it currently ends) to Columbus Circle, and to create a buffered bike lane around the inside of the circle, with clear bike routes to exit the circle. The project would not change the number of vehicle lanes or signal timing.
The second project focuses on 10th and Amsterdam Avenues from West 52nd to West 72nd Streets. DOT proposes to add a painted protected bicycle lane along the west curb along with painted pedestrian islands to shorten crossing distances and calm turns to and from side streets. To accommodate these changes, DOT proposes to remove one full-time travel lane and modify the curb regulations on the west side of the street to create full-time parking/loading lanes.