A native of Washington, D.C. and Silver Spring, MD, David Meyer has been a reporter for Streetsblog NYC since Fall 2015. A 2013 graduate of the University of Maryland, he now lives in Brooklyn.
The redesign will narrow crossing distances 26 percent, add painted pedestrians islands, and provide physical protection for the Ninth Street bike lane.
The Manhattan Community Board 4 transportation committee endorsed the projects unanimously.
Other elected officials are speaking up for transit-priority measures and safe bike lanes. So far, Johnson has had very little to say.
Backed by Council Member Andy Cohen, it's the first protected bike lane in the northwest Bronx.
DOT's plan for southern Brooklyn is mostly sharrows, and people who bike in the area say that's not good enough.
Crowley is against DOT's plan to make Skillman Avenue and 43rd Avenue safer for biking and walking by adding protected bike lanes.
Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, who has yet to take a position on DOT's plan, could put it over the top if he endorses the project ahead of the full board vote on Thursday.