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Eyes on the Street: Lines Forming for Ninth Ave Protected Bike Lane

Posted By Brad Aaron On July 11, 2012 @ 5:04 pm In DOT,Eyes on the Street,Hell's Kitchen,Midtown,Protected Bike Lanes | 31 Comments


Photo: Hilda Cohen

Construction on Midtown protected bike lanes [2] continues apace. Reader Hilda Cohen sends in the above shot from Ninth Avenue, where she says “contractors are out marking lines between 47th and 39th.”

“Traffic was already moving smoother,” writes Hilda.


Photo: Andrew Neidhardt

On Twitter, @andrewneidhardt [4] posted this photo of Ninth at 38th.

Regular Streetsblog readers may know that I don’t ride a bike. While the pedestrian safety benefits are often overlooked, as one who walks the city I am much more likely to linger, shop and eat in places where the sidewalk is bounded by a bike lane. I doubt I’m the only one.

Exciting stuff. Keep ‘em coming, folks.

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[2] Midtown protected bike lanes: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/07/06/eyes-on-the-street-concrete-progress-on-eighth-ave-protected-bike-lane/

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[4] @andrewneidhardt: https://twitter.com/andrewneidhardt/status/223035040098025472/photo/1

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