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Dream of Connected NYC Greenway Re-Envisioned as Path to COVID Recovery

After long pushing for a 400-mile citywide network of protected multi-use trails, green groups are betting on President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan to help link the disjointed system of so-called greenways and propel New York’s COVID comeback. Even before Biden unveiled his massive proposal in Pittsburgh Wednesday, more than 30 environmental justice, cycling […]

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Cyclists Snub Brooklyn Bridge as Other Spans Draw More Pedal Power

New Yorkers have increasingly taken to cycling across most East River bridges during the pandemic — but not along the city’s most famous span. In all but one month since April, fewer cyclists have used the Brooklyn Bridge’s notoriously cramped biking and pedestrian promenade than they did during similar time spans in 2019, according to […]

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Two-Wheel Traffic Up on Bridges, But Cash-Strapped City Can’t Expand Crowded Bike Lanes

Even with many New Yorkers staying home during the pandemic, growing legions of bicyclists are pedaling over the city-run East River bridges that link Queens and Brooklyn to Manhattan. “It can get pretty tight up there at times,” Andre Figueroa, 19, of Astoria, said before riding into Manhattan over the Queensboro Bridge’s shared cyclist and […]

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City Hall’s Protected Bike Lane ‘Green Wave’ Pedals Past Local Foes

Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. On Shore Parkway, it’s City Hall’s way — or the highway. The Department of Transportation recently began installing a protected bike lane along Shore Parkway, near Coney Island — the latest sign the agency […]

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Some Local Pols Want City to Slow Down on New Bike Lane Push

As the de Blasio administration ramps up plans to install more protected bike lanes, the city is already facing potential roadblocks from some City Council members and community boards. Some Council members from southern Brooklyn and Staten Island voiced concern about new bike lanes in their districts — saying they feared the city Department of […]