Looks like that Change.org petition asking for a bicycle and pedestrian lane across the Verrazano Bridge has gained some traction. The Brooklyn Daily reports that the MTA is considering conducting a feasibility study for allowing cyclists and peds on the bridge, although it wouldn’t happen until 2014 or later. Building the route, which would mean installing a platform between the suspension cables, would cost as much as $26.5 million, according to a 1997 feasibility study that was already conducted by the Department of City Planning. The good news: It would not require removing any car lanes. The Change.org petition now has more than 1,000 signatures.
Cyclists Push for Verrazano Bike Lane [Brooklyn Daily]
Pedestrian Access for Verrazano Bridge? [Brownstoner]
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