Dyckman Street is a major crosstown street that serves Inwood's residents and visitors. Since 2008, local residents and advocates have pursued the support of the local Community Board and elected officials to make safety improvements along Dyckman Street, including a protected bike lane to connect the Hudson River and Harlem River Greenways.
In 2017, local residents and advocates won the implementation of a protected bike lane between Nagle Avenue and Broadway, the last remaining piece of the puzzle to safely connect cyclists to both greenways. The new design also included pedestrian safety improvements to the corridor, which had 127 injuries between July 2012 and February 2016.
Unfortunately, a small group of business owners are trying to undermine the community's hard work and remove the protected bike lanes less than six months after they were installed. Safety should be the top priority on Dyckman Street, but it appears these business owners would rather promote illegal double parking.
It’s time to send a message loud and clear to local elected officials: the bike lanes stay!