Protected Bike Lane on Centre Street: Connect the Brooklyn Bridge to Union Square

There's a missing piece in Manhattan's network of bicycle lanes that connects the Financial District and the Brooklyn Bridge to Union Square and the rest of Midtown. Let's protect cyclists on Centre Street!

Centre Street has no bike lane, and is dangerous even for those who use it every day. Without a clear path, and obstacles such as double-parked cars next to courthouses and municipal buildings, Centre street is unfriendly. Busy intersections, such as Canal Street, heading towards the Holland Tunnel, and again at Kenmare Street for drivers approaching the Williamsburg Bridge, are hectic and intimidating. Despite the presence of traffic police, Centre Street remains too dangerous for biking. 

Let's complete the bicycle network by extending a protected bicycle lane on Centre Street that connects Lower Manhattan seamlessly with Union Square.

  

protected bike lane calms traffic, has benefits for everyone using the street. We call on you to make the following improvements:

  1. Link existing protected bike lanes from the base of the Brooklyn bridge to Lafayette Street
  2. Upgrade Class III bike infrastructure (sharrows) into top-of-the-line, two-way protected bike lanes at two valuable connections: first, between Worth and Chambers Streets, and again between Prince and Spring Streets to create an integrated North-South corridor with successful East-West connections
  3. Add pedestrian improvements, including neck downs (shorter crosswalks), pedestrian refuge islands and leading pedestrian intervals (head-starts) at dangerous intersections at Chembers Street, Canal Street, and Kenmare Street

 

The Two-Way Protected Bike Lanes on Centre Street will create a lower-stress, highly functioning bicycle route, right in the center of Manhattan. We all deserve safe bicycle lanes on Centre Street!

This petition will be delivered to
Council Member Margaret Chin; Manhattan Community Board 1; Manhattan Community Board 1, Manhattan Community Board 2, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
There's a missing piece in Manhattan's network of bicycle lanes that connects the Financial District and the Brooklyn Bridge to Union Square and the rest of Midtown. Let's protect cyclists on Centre Street!

Centre Street has no bike lane, and is dangerous even for those who use it every day. Without a clear path, and obstacles such as double-parked cars next to courthouses and municipal buildings, Centre street is unfriendly. Busy intersections, such as Canal Street, heading towards the Holland Tunnel, and again at Kenmare Street for drivers approaching the Williamsburg Bridge, are hectic and intimidating. Despite the presence of traffic police, Centre Street remains too dangerous for biking.

Let's complete the bicycle network by extending a protected bicycle lane on Centre Street that connects Lower Manhattan seamlessly with Union Square.

A protected bike lane calms traffic, has benefits for everyone using the street. We call on you to make the following improvements: (1) link existing protected bike lanes from the base of the Brooklyn bridge to Lafayette Street; (2) upgrade Class III bike infrastructure (sharrows) into top-of-the-line, two-way protected bike lanes at two valuable connections: first, between Worth and Chambers Streets, and again between Prince and Spring Streets to create an integrated North-South corridor with successful East-West connections; and (3) add pedestrian improvements, including neck downs (shorter crosswalks), pedestrian refuge islands and leading pedestrian intervals (head-starts) at dangerous intersections at Chembers Street, Canal Street, and Kenmare Street.

The Two-Way Protected Bike Lanes on Centre Street will create a lower-stress, highly functioning bicycle route, right in the center of Manhattan. We all deserve safe bicycle lanes on Centre Street!
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