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New York City announces plans to expand bike lanes and public spaces in 2023

NEW YORK — The New York City Department of Transportation on Monday introduced plans to expand bike lanes and public spaces in 2023. 

The company recognized bike and pedestrian entry enhancements on the Washington Bridge between Manhattan and the Bronx over the Harlem River, a protected bike lane on Tenth Avenue in Manhattan, and upgraded Open Streets with a two-way bike boulevard on Berry Street in Brooklyn. 

New Yorkers advised us they see a necessity for the enhancements, however fear about potential issues attributable to expanded bike lanes. 

“So with the bicyclists, that could actually be a propensity for a lot of injuries and accidents. So no, wouldn’t do that,” mentioned David Ibeneme, from Brooklyn. 

“We need more bike lanes. There are lots of bikes. You can see the numbers are increasing. We gotta do it,” one other man mentioned. 

Another project on the record is a two-way bike boulevard, plazas and shared streets on Broadway between Madison and Herald Squares in Manhattan. 

Here are all of the tasks that have been introduced:

  1. Washington Bridge (Manhattan/Bronx, over Harlem River) bicycle and pedestrian entry enhancements
  2. tenth Ave (Manhattan) protected bike lane
  3. Westchester Ave (Bronx) protected bike lanes
  4. Berry Street (Brooklyn) Open Street improve with two-way bike boulevard
  5. Ashland/Navy/Hanson (Brooklyn) protected bike lanes and public space enhancements
  6. Broadway (Manhattan, between Madison Square and Herald Square) two-way bike boulevard, plazas, and shared streets.

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