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Improve the pedestrian and bike promenade on the Brooklyn Bridge

Demand for the shared cyclist and pedestrian path on the Brooklyn Bridge often exceeds capacity. DOT will assess the feasibility of expanding and reconfiguring this popular path to better serve both groups.

Strategic Plan 2016 Initiative

3.2.1

Related OneNYC Initiative

1.6.4

Short-Term Milestones (by end of 2017)

Status

Update Description

DOT will initiate a feasibility analysis of expanding the bike and pedestrian path on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Completed

DOT's study on expanding the bike and pedestrian path on the Brooklyn Bridge is complete and available at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/brooklyn-bridge-recommendation-report-dec2017.pdf. Results of the study recommend the inspection of cables before considering deck expansion. This inspection will take roughly two years and is part of regular bridge upkeep. If cable analysis shows an expansion to be feasible and taking into account other bridge needs, the promenade will be widened when entire deck is raised to girder height as part of an upcoming contract.

Medium-Term Milestones (by end of 2021)

Status

Update Description

DOT will complete the feasibility analysis of expanding the bike and pedestrian path on the Brooklyn Bridge. Based on the results, DOT will decide on a path forward.