On December 21st, 2016 officials welcomed cyclists to the new seven-block Chrystie Street bike path in Chinatown during a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new path was designed to make the roadway leading to the Manhattan Bridge safer for cyclists.
The well designed path separates cyclists from motorists with a lane of parking lining the majority of the path. “The Chrystie Street two-way bike lane is a perfect example of how the city should respond to community demand and implement safety improvements that both protect cyclists and enable them to make vital connections in our growing bike lane network,” Transportation Alternatives director Paul Steely White said in a statement. –The Gothamist
New York City now offers cyclists a total of 18 miles of protected bike lanes. The implementations of these safety initiatives are crucial in reducing the number of preventable biking and pedestrian injuries. For more information about safe cycling or pursing a bicycle accident related personal injury case click here.