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Improve bike access to and on bridges

DOT will continue to develop bike access plans to its bridges and will implement four bridge access projects in the next two years. The agency will continue implementation of its Harlem River Bridges Access Plan and develop a plan for a protected bicycle lane on Delancey Street to better connect cyclists to the Williamsburg Bridge, the busiest East River bike crossing.  

Strategic Plan 2016 Initiative

3.1.3

Related OneNYC Initiative

1.6.4

Short-Term Milestones (by end of 2017)

Status

Update Description

DOT will continue to develop bike access plans for DOT bridges.

Ongoing

In 2017, DOT installed projects to enhance the approaches to the High Bridge, Willis Ave Bridge, Wards Island Bridge, and connections to Randall’s Island. Improved access to the Madison Avenue Bridge is expected to be complete in 2018. In addition, the Harlem River Bridges Access Plan will be released in the Spring of 2018, describing proposals to enhance to eight DOT-owned bridges and their on-street approaches connecting Manhattan and the Bronx.

DOT will develop a plan for a protected bike lane on Delancey Street.

In Progress

As of the end of 2017, The Delancey Street protected bike lane project is in development, with implementation planned for 2018.

DOT will implement four bridge access improvement projects at Jay Street, Chrystie Street, Randall's Island, and the Broadway Bridge.

In Progress

Bridge access improvement projects have been constructed at Jay St and Chrystie St (Manhattan Bridge) and on Hoyt Ave North (RFK Bridge to Randall’s Island from Queens). Additional bridge access improvements are being evaluated near the Broadway Bridge. On-street connections using low-cost materials and in-house crews are being developed as part of the Harlem River Bridges Access Plan. 

Medium-Term Milestones (by end of 2021)

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Update Description

DOT will explore, develop, and implement new bike-bridge connections, where feasible.

DOT will implement a protected bike lane on Delancey Street.