Responding to years of citizen advocacy and a resolution from Manhattan Community Board 12, DOT has proposed bike lanes for a number of streets in Upper Manhattan.
Most of the lanes, concentrated in Washington Heights [PDF], would be installed next year, after a consultation with CB 12 this fall. One would be protected by parked cars.
The plan also acknowledges but does not set a timetable for the highest priority of local livable streets advocates: a bike route on Dyckman Street to connect the Hudson and Harlem River Greenways, first proposed by Inwood residents in 2008.
Among the proposed bike routes are:
- W. 177th Street between Broadway and Cabrini Boulevard (2013 installation)
- Cabrini Boulevard between W. 177th Street and W. 178th Street to the George Washington Bridge (2013 installation)
- W. 179th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Cabrini Boulevard (179th serves as a motorist access point to the GWB)
- W. 180th Street between Cabrini Boulevard and Amsterdam Avenue
- Ft. George Hill between Fairview Avenue and Dyckman Street (parking protected)
The proposal, presented to the CB 12 transportation committee in May, includes two to four miles of lanes on Amsterdam Avenue, possibly interrupted at intersections with “prohibitively high traffic volumes,” and on St. Nicholas Avenue between Fairview Avenue and Broadway.