Upper West Side Protected Crosstown Bike Lanes

Community Board 7,

Within the past decade on the Upper West Side, the installation of Complete Streets running North and South makes it safer than ever to walk around, or ride a bike. But crosstown streets as we know them fail to offer the same protections for pedestrians and cyclists. It’s time for the Department of Transportation to extend Complete Streets projects to crosstown corridors!

Upper West Siders deserve fully-protected bicycle lanes, with pedestrian improvements such as pedestrian islands, wider sidewalks, more visible and shorter crosswalks.  We call on you to build Manhattan’s first crosstown protected bike lanes on:

•    Major two-way crosstown arteries, such as 72nd, 86th, 96th/97th, and 110th Streets
•    One-way, crosstown streets, such as 65th/66th, 79th, and 106th Streets
•    Across the Central Park Transverses

By calming traffic, and increasing safety at intersections for people who bike and walk, our neighborhood streets will continue to be safer for everyone. Give cyclists protected, dedicated connections between Central Park and the Hudson River Greenway with the goal of river-to-river protected routes in mind, so that we can bike across town easily and safely!

This petition will be delivered to
Manhattan Community Board 7, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
Community Board 7,

Within the past decade on the Upper West Side, the installation of Complete Streets running North and South makes it safer than ever to walk around, or ride a bike. But crosstown streets as we know them fail to offer the same protections for pedestrians and cyclists. It’s time for the Department of Transportation to extend Complete Streets projects to crosstown corridors!

Upper West Siders deserve fully-protected bicycle lanes, with pedestrian improvements such as pedestrian islands, wider sidewalks, more visible and shorter crosswalks. We call on you to build Manhattan’s first crosstown protected bike lanes on:

• Major two-way crosstown arteries, such as 72nd, 86th, 96th/97th, and 110th Streets
• One-way, crosstown streets, such as 65th/66th, 79th, and 106th Streets
• Across the Central Park Transverses

By calming traffic, and increasing safety at intersections for people who bike and walk, our neighborhood streets will continue to be safer for everyone. Give cyclists protected, dedicated connections between Central Park and the Hudson River Greenway with the goal of river-to-river protected routes in mind, so that we can bike across town easily and safely!
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