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Protected Bike Lane Pitched at Queensboro Approach

Protected Bike Lane Pitched at Queensboro Approach

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | A nine-block stretch of Second Ave. requires that cyclists heading downtown merge with vehicles speeding down the avenue to eventually turn left onto the Queensboro Bridge. The stretch — often dubbed the Second Avenue gap — lacks protected bike lanes between 59th and 68th Sts. But now, the city Department of […]

Crosstown Bike Lanes Remain CB8 Flashpoint

Crosstown Bike Lanes Remain CB8 Flashpoint

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | In a flashback to Community Board 8 meetings from two years ago, the board’s divisions over crosstown bike lanes reemerged on Monday night. After the board couldn’t agree back in 2016 on what Upper East Side crosstown lanes were acceptable, the Department of Transportation returned this week to propose two new pairs […]

DOT Proposals Peddle More Protected Bike Lanes

DOT Proposals Peddle More Protected Bike Lanes

BY MION EDWARDS | Cyclists and pedestrians in the upper westernmost territory of Community Board 4 (CB4) coverage could be looking at a safer travel route, in the form of two proposed protected bike lanes. Taking place at the Hotel Trades Council on W. 44th St., June 20’s monthly meeting of the CB4 Transportation Planning […]

Talking Accessibility with the MTA

Talking Accessibility with the MTA

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Alex Elegudin, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s new and first-ever accessibility chief, is ready to listen. “People with disabilities have, in the past, somewhat been left at the curb in terms of inadequate access to the system and also not [having] a seat at the table,” Elegudin, who uses a wheelchair, […]

Disability Advocates Complain B, C Renovations Ignore Accessibility

Disability Advocates Complain B, C Renovations Ignore Accessibility

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | The six month-long closure at Central Park West’s 72nd St. station began Monday, May 7 — making it the third station along the B and C lines on the Upper West Side to shutter for the summer. Transit groups, disability advocates, and State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal rallied outside of the […]

Town Hall Tracks “Challenging” L Train Fix

Town Hall Tracks “Challenging” L Train Fix

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Transit and transportation agency heads Andy Byford and Polly Trottenberg last Wednesday faced an auditorium packed with residents asking tough questions about what has been described as the city’s most unprecedented transit challenge in history — the L train shutdown. “I can say this is one of the most challenging projects […]

Residential Parking Permits Pushed for Upper Manhattan

Residential Parking Permits Pushed for Upper Manhattan

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | A new bill percolating in the City Council is looking toward a residents-only parking system for Manhattan from 60th St. to Inwood. Introduced late last month, the bill is part an effort to curb park-and-ride commuters grabbing scarce street spots, particularly in anticipation of a potential congestion pricing plan that would […]

Beat that Light, Every Bus Rider Says Silently

Beat that Light, Every Bus Rider Says Silently

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Red light, green light! The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is ramping up its efforts to install “transit signal priority” — a traffic light technology aimed at speeding up bus travel times and diminishing delays — across the city’s bus routes. Last week, the MTA announced that transit signal priority would be expanded to […]

Riders Caught Unawares by UWS Shuttering of B, C Stations

Riders Caught Unawares by UWS Shuttering of B, C Stations

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Four Upper West Side subway stations are getting a makeover this summer — but for some, the changes hardly seem substantial and were wholly unanticipated, and the lengthy station closures could cause a bump in train crowds along the 1, 2, and 3 lines. Four stations along the B and C lines […]

With Ambitious Asks, Bus Advocates Await MTA Plan

With Ambitious Asks, Bus Advocates Await MTA Plan

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | A coalition of public transit groups has called out buses in a scathing. report card-style fashion. The Bus Turnaround Coalition included three lines serving Midtown and the East Side — the M101, M57, and M31 — on a list of nominees for major upgrades late last year, including technological upgrades ranging from […]

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