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Count It: First and Second Avenue Redesigns Are a Success

With results like these, it’s hard to understand why the city isn’t rushing to complete the redesign of First and Second Avenue [1] all the way up to 125th Street [2]. According to DOT’s presentation to its community advisory council Wednesday night, both the bus improvements, which go the length of the corridor, and the protected bike lanes, which run from Houston to 34th, are improving safety and mobility for all New Yorkers. Here are the highlights:

M15 riders can expect an even easier ride moving forward. Bus bulbs [3] will be installed over the next two years eliminating the need for bus drivers to pull over to pick up passengers, and starting this fall, transit signal priority will give buses a few extra seconds of green below Houston.