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.
After drivers killed two cyclists in the district last month, Manhattan Community Board 4 is reiterating its request for DOT to install protected bike lanes on crosstown streets in Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen.
Manhattan Community Board 7 wants DOT to make it safer to walk and bike through Columbus Circle. In May, the board's transportation committee passed a resolution calling for protected bike lanes in the large traffic circle at the southwest corner of Central Park. The full board approved the resolution last night.