unnamedAs of today, the city has installed over 1,000 miles of bike lanes. The announcement was made this afternoon on the Lower East Side, where locals pols were joined by reps from the Department of Transportation, Citi Bike and Transportation Alternatives in painting the last portion of the protected lane at Clinton Street.
The two-way, eight-foot-wide lane on Clinton Street connects the Williamsburg Bridge to South Street and, from there, the East River greenway. It’s aimed at calming traffic on Clinton Street, per a press release.
The DOT recently added a protected bike lane to the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge and started construction on the Pulaski Bridge, with plans to complete paths on the Pulaski next year. According to the release, the bridge connecting Long Island City and Greenpoint has seen a 106-percent growth in cyclists since 2009.
Sheldon Silver said the bike lanes give “more and more of my neighbors a safe, easy and efficient way to keep New York rolling.” And the assemblyman knows a thing or two about bicycle crashes.