(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Good news for Greenpointers who plan to cycle into Long Island City for PS1’s Warm-Up and outdoor flicks at Socrates Sculpture Park: the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge just got protected bike lanes.

The Department of Transportation announced today that it has installed six-feet-wide bike lanes, along with four-feet-wide protected buffer lanes, in both directions. So now you don’t have to wonder whether to bike on the sidewalk or in traffic with all those scary trucks hauling who-knows-what to and from the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

That isn’t all that’s in store for Greenpoint Avenue. According to the announcement, a roadway redesign to be completed by mid-July adds “curbside buffered bike lanes at some locations on Greenpoint Avenue, removes underutilized parking lanes, and adds a westbound travel lane. At the McGuiness Boulevard intersection, DOT added an additional travel lane on Greenpoint Avenue, approaching McGuiness Boulevard and implemented a protected westbound left turn phase for vehicles.”

With Greenpoint about to get CitiBiked, it’s going to need all this.

About 600 cyclists are expected to use the new route daily.