Ninth Avenue Gets a Physically Separated Bike Lane
With Ninth Avenue getting a physically-separated cycle track, The NYC Department of Transportation has set the bar high for the nation. Though the innovation is still being rolled out - eventually there'll be green pedestrian refuges, exclusive light signals for cyclists, signage, stencils and more - that didn't stop StreetFilms and the cycling denizens of Gotham from using it today. Looks good!
Even not complete, drivers seemed to generally get the idea. Lots of smiling riders; food delivery specialists seemed to really get a real kick out of it.
I am sure the debate will begin. Good, let it. Also, a special thanks to Au Revior Simone for lending us a tune to celebrate this happy occasion.
Oh, and in case you were wondering how we got here, here's proof video activism works!
Mark Gorton: [00:00]
One thing that could be done to make bike lanes like this safer would
be to switch location of the bike lane and the parked cars. So
that way it would go sidewalk, bike lane, row of parked cars.
And that row of parked cars would act as a physical separator between
the bike lane and the fast moving traffic.