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Tagged: 2023

Inside the MTA’s new plan for bicycle access

The MTA released its first-ever “Strategic Action Plan to Promote Bicycle, Pedestrian and Micromobility Access to MTA Facilities” on January 11. The plan contains big news for bike access to MTA bridges and marks a key pivot in MTA thinking about how people reach mass transit stations across the New York region. If you haven’t followed this story, in early 2021, Bike New York and StreetsPAC proposed legislation requiring the MTA to develop a plan for bicycle access to MTA bridges and for bike parking at transit stations. Thanks to stellar work by legislative sponsors State Senator Alessandra Biaggi and...

6 Bike Projects We Want in 2023

2022 saw some hopeful steps toward a bike-friendlier New York: the city took on the issue of bike lane quality and chronic blockage by cars and trucks with new bikeway barriers. We saw a renewed aggressiveness in DOT street design in places like Downtown Brooklyn’s Schermerhorn Street and Queens’ 34th Avenue, and the MTA loosened its long freeze on bike access to its bridges. On the other hand, our new mayor — a cyclist with a police background — still isn’t enforcing parking or traffic laws, and that doesn’t feel great from the point of view of a bike saddle....