We Need More Than LIC Sharrows: Safer Streets for LIC Reconstruction

The NYC DDC overhaul of Hunters Point and Long Island City's streets  is long overdue, but the proposed plan contains certain design choices that prioritize driving convenience over the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.

These compromises can be seen specifically in the following:

  • Sharrows replacing existing bike lanes
  • The proliferation of sharrows on streets that are shown to be dangerous and heavily used by cyclists
  • The failure to create protected bike lanes on streets where buffers and medians will be created instead, like Jackson Avenue and 11th Street

Unrestricted driving and parking SHOULD NOT be used as an excuse to water-down or eliminate potential safety additions - like shorter crossing distances for pedestrians, protected bike lanes, and other safe streets initiatives. This DDC plan must always prioritize safe infrastructure for all road users, and NOT convenience.

We ask that you make an effort to reduce usage of sharrows and better allocate space for more protected bike lanes and space for pedestrians.

This petition will be delivered to
Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Queens Community Board 2
The NYC DDC overhaul of Hunters Point and Long Island City's streets is long overdue, but the proposed plan contains certain design choices that prioritize driving convenience over the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.

These compromises can be seen specifically in the following:

Sharrows replacing existing bike lanes
The proliferation of sharrows on streets that are shown to be dangerous and heavily used by cyclists
The failure to create protected bike lanes on streets where buffers and medians will be created instead, like Jackson Avenue and 11th Street
Unrestricted driving and parking SHOULD NOT be used as an excuse to water-down or eliminate potential safety additions - like shorter crossing distances for pedestrians, protected bike lanes, and other safe streets initiatives. This DDC plan must always prioritize safe infrastructure for all road users, and NOT convenience.

We ask that you make an effort to reduce usage of sharrows and better allocate space for more protected bike lanes and space for pedestrians.
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