Cyclists exiting the Brooklyn Bridge into lower Manhattan are forced to navigate a nearly impossible route, cluttered with parked cars, pedestrians, and motorists. Entering the Brooklyn Bridge is also a challenge, as cyclists are expected to approach through hectic Church Street. The DOT has finally recognized that the current layout is putting cyclists at risk, and it looks like there is change in sight:
“The NYC Department of Transportation is looking for a way to make riding easier and safer for cyclists biking from the Brooklyn Bridge and into lower Manhattan. Right now, the city is looking into creating a protected two-lane bike patch on Park Row near Centre Street, according to a department presentation. Representatives from the city’s department presented the agency’s plan on Monday at a community board planning meeting.”- Patch.com
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