Media Advisory for Thursday, June 6 - Better NYC Bike Network Should Accompany Congestion Pricing

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On Thursday, organizations advocating for bicycle transportation and street safety will call on New York City government to better connect and improve the city's bike lane network as it counts down to implementation of congestion pricing in 2021.

Bike New York and Transportation Alternatives will release a set of 35 recommendations to fill gaps in the protected bike lane network and convert standard bike lanes to protected bike lanes

What:
On Thursday, organizations advocating for bicycle transportation and street safety will call on New York City government to better connect and improve the city's bike lane network as it counts down to implementation of congestion pricing in 2021.

Congestion pricing has reduced traffic volumes in other cities where it has been implemented. The groups will call on the city to devote some of this street space dividend to a safer and more effective network of bicycle lanes. City government has often cited high traffic volume for the persistence of gaps in the bike lane network.

Bike New York and Transportation Alternatives will release a set of 35 recommendations to fill gaps in the protected bike lane network and convert standard bike lanes to protected bike lanes. The list encompasses both the Manhattan Central Business District (CBD) and adjacent areas where vehicle traffic approaches the CBD.

It's unclear if the city is working on an initiative along these lines, given Mayor de Blasio's late support for congestion pricing.

Who:
Bike New York and Transportation Alternatives

When:
Thursday June 6, 11 a.m.

Where:
Northwest corner of 6th Avenue and 35th Street, Manhattan

Visuals:
6th Avenue protected bike lane ends at 34th Street, becomes substandard painted lane exposed to heavy car and truck traffic at 35th Street.

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