The Department of Transportation recently revived plans to install bike lanes on the J.J. Byrne Memorial Bridge, which links Greenpoint Avenue in Greenpoint and Sunnyside, Queens. Streetsblog reported on the proposal, which would cut two Brooklyn-bound lanes of traffic down to one in order to paint buffered bike lanes on either side. Currently, cyclists either have to weave through pedestrians on the sidewalk or bike alongside cars while crossing the bridge.
The DOT first tried to install bike lanes on the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge in 2010, but Community Board 1 shot down the proposal because it eliminated too many parking spaces. Queens Community Board 2 heard the presentation last week, and Brooklyn CB 1′s transportation committee will consider the proposal on March 17.
DOT Has a New Plan for Bike Lanes on the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge [Streetsblog]
More Holdups for the Greenpoint Avenue Bike Lane [Brownstoner]
Image by DOT via Streetsblog