Plans to install 10,000 bike racks on city streets by next year and a pilot pod program at Grand Central Terminal are mere “molecules in the drop of the bucket” compared to other cities’ efforts, cycling advocates say.
Fans of foot power are hoping President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan can help link the disjointed system of bike and footpaths across the five boroughs. The idea’s gained momentum amid the pandemic bike boom.
Even as bike sales get a pandemic boost, two-wheeled traffic drops along the New York City icon’s notoriously narrow shared path. Meanwhile, the other East River bridges are seeing a bicycle boom.
Transportation officials concede cycling advocates are right about the need for more bike space on the Queensboro and Brooklyn bridges — but say there’s nothing they can do about it now.
The spring deadline for dockless bikes has come and gone. There’s no new timeline with Staten Island’s public transportation options reduced during the pandemic.
Docking station opens Tuesday outside Columbia Medical Center in Washington Heights, in bike sharing service’s first foray north of Harlem.
Nearly two years past its due date, the path along the $1.5 billion Goethals Bridge is gearing up to safely handle bikes and pedestrians.
London-based Beryl will bring 1,000 bikes to the borough — but not the energy jolt many riders count on to scale Staten Island’s steep stretches.
A low barrier, about four feet high, is all that prevents pedestrians and cyclists on the Triborough Bridge from taking an unwanted plunge.
Mayor de Blasio proposed an 80-mile “green wave” of protected bike lanes by 2021 amid a spike in deaths. But City Council members aren’t all on board.
Queens Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer wants the Department of Transportation to create another path amid repairs on the 59th Street Bridge.
With bike use rising, vehicular traffic falling and congestion pricing coming, transportation advocates want to overhaul the 59th Street span.
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