A DOT redesign proposed for Thomson Avenue by LaGuardia Community College doesn't do enough for street safety, and Queens volunteers with Transportation Alternatives are pressing the agency to come back with a stronger plan.
Last summer, DOT put forward a plan to install a protected bike lane on Second Avenue between 59th Street and 43rd Street. Now the new bike lane is in place, but the "tuff curbs" that are supposed to protect it during rush hour are nowhere to be seen, and DOT has no intention of adding them.
Cycling in NYC is much safer than it was a generation ago, when the city had only a bare-bones bicycle network, but there's still a lot of ground to cover before most New Yorkers feel comfortable getting around by bike. In a new report from DOT, the Department of Health, and NYPD, the city takes stock of its progress on bike safety and lays out its next steps.