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.
A Brooklyn community board unanimously rejected City Hall’s plans for a new bike lane on Shore Parkway. But that didn’t stop transportation officials.
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.
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