Plans so as to add new bike lanes to Westside Freeway
Borough President Mark Levine has referred to as on the State Division of Transportation to shut off one lane of the Westside Freeway to create a protected two-way bike path from Chambers to 57th Road, like the brand new bike path on the Brooklyn Bridge .
The thought is to alleviate a number of the site visitors on the bike path at Hudson River Park, the busiest bike route within the nation. And it will likely be in sync with the congestion pricing and resilience objectives for town.
“Taking a lane of site visitors on a freeway and turning it right into a devoted, protected area for cyclists and e-bike customers, together with supply employees, in order that all of them have a secure place to maneuver round city , it ought to be a key part of town’s work to scale back congestion, scale back emissions, and construct safer roads for all New Yorkers,” Levine stated.
Councilman Christopher Marte and Transportation Options representatives have been on the park this morning so as to add their assist on the press convention on Harrison Road.
Ebikes should not allowed on the present west going through bike path, however shall be allowed right here as they’re on bike lanes on metropolis streets.
On the threat of sounding grasping, I might say take a full lane in every route – the Brooklyn Bridge bikeway is slender, when you add as much as the Jersey Handicap.