Last month the Department of Transportation proposed a list of street improvements for Ashland Place to Community Board 2, including a shared bike lane on Ashland Place between Dekalb Avenue and Hanson Place connecting Atlantic Terminal to the existing bike network. According to the DOT presentation [PDF], a designated left-turn lane will be added on Asland approaching Fulton Street. There will be full-time curbside lanes for through traffic on Ashland approaching Fulton; adjusted bus lane markings on Fulton to allow right turns from the bus lane; and some parking regulations will be tweaked to add seven spots of all-day parking. 12 other parking spots will go bye-bye in the redesign. The shared bike lane will go in both directions and look very similar to the design on Vanderbilt Avenue. The image above, from the DOT, illustrates the current bike network and usage. The Transportation Committee approved the proposal and it will to the full board later this week. CB2 previously requested a bike lane on Rockwell Place along with Ashland Place, but it looks like with a two-way bike lane on Ashland the addition on Rockwell may not be necessary.
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