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Central Park an Oasis for Cyclists, As Long as They Get There Safely

Central Park an Oasis for Cyclists, As Long as They Get There Safely

BY SAM BLEIBERG | Cyclists, joggers, walkers, and all manner of rollers earned a sanctuary from danger and stress when the last car rolled out of Central Park. The move to designate Central Park as a car-free space starting in June was a major victory for safe streets advocates and cyclists of all levels. At last […]

Second Entrance Open at 34th Street-Hudson Yards Station

Second Entrance Open at 34th Street-Hudson Yards Station

BY MICHAEL ROCK | Development of the Hudson Yards neighborhood reached another milestone early on the morning of Sat., Sept. 1, as the second entrance and exit for its subway station opened to the public. The 34th Street-Hudson Yards station is the only such stop west of Ninth Ave. and south of 59th St. Its opening […]

Protected Lane Around Central Park Demanded After Cyclist’s Death

Protected Lane Around Central Park Demanded After Cyclist’s Death

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | In the nearly two weeks since the death of 23-year-old Australian cyclist Madison Jane Lyden on Central Park West, City Councilmember Helen Rosenthal has been calling for a two-way protected bike lane circling around all of Central Park. Lyden — a tourist whose death has rallied cycling activists in their demands […]

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 […]

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