New bike lane plan for Ed Koch Bridge - New York News

New bike lane plan for Ed Koch Bridge cyclists

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The New York City Dept. of Transportation wants to add a bike lane along First Avenue between East 56th Street and East 61st Street to make a dangerous intersection near the Ed Koch Bridge safer.

The plan also includes a two-lane path in an underpass tunnel at the bridge.

Following the completion of a water main near the bridge, the DOT says there is a great opportunity for improving connections through the area for bicyclists and pedestrians.

The DOT adds it will meet with community members in the coming weeks to discuss the proposal.

Some residents have opposed the initial plans saying they're worried that the connections to the span would increase traffic congestion.

 

 

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