A comprehensive proposal to bring 9.5 miles of bike lanes to Ridgewood and Glendale is making serious headway. Queens Courier reports that Community Board 5’s Transportation Committee unanimously approved the plan this week. The vote also included an approval for DOT to study Phase 2 of the proposal, which includes additional lanes throughout Middle Village and Maspeth. No big surprise on the vote since CB5 worked closely with the Department of Transportation on this proposal for several years. According to Queens Courier, “Bike lanes in Phase 1 will run along three sets of parallel streets as well as a portion of Myrtle Avenue between 61st Street and 65th Place and Fresh Pond Road between Myrtle and Catalpa avenues.” If the full board approves the proposal, the DOT will construct the first phase of bike lanes this summer.
The DOT plans to implement the second phase, including routes along Metropolitan, Eliot and Grand avenues, in the spring of 2015.
Bike Lane Proposal Making Headway [Queens Courier]
Bike Lane Proposals Moving Ahead for Ridgewood, Maspeth, and Middle Village [Q’Stoner]
Map via NYC DOT