Want Separated Lanes on Chrystie Street? Tonight’s Your Night.
Since our post from last week on tonight's Community Board 3 meeting, where DOT will be presenting its plan for bike lanes on Chrystie Street, several Streetsbloggers have wondered why a physically separated corridor is not being considered for this heavily-traveled route.
This is a big missed opportunity. If there was ever a perfect place for a cycle track, northbound on Chrystie Street is it. Between Canal and Houston, only Grand and Delancey cut through east west making it almost like a greenway. We need good cycling infrastructure around the bridges because they are areas of high demand. It doesn't need to be anything fancy, just something simple and attractive to keep out double-parked vehicles and car doors. Let's get in a temporary trial cycle track in the next few months, and if it works make it forever.
I am grateful for the new DOT, but think sometimes their plans fall short in the details... A bike lane on Chrystie street is good, but why not design it right? The better these improvements look and work, the more they will be loved by the public.
If you think Chrystie Street would be a good spot for Class 1 facilities, tonight will be the time to ask questions and make your voice heard. Sign-in for the meeting begins at 6:00 at P.S. 20, 166 Essex Street (E. Houston and Stanton Sts.).