Please join us on Tuesday, December 6th at 6:00 p.m. for a public meeting on the addition of protected bike lanes on 1st and 2nd Avenues. The meeting will be held at Taino Towers’ Red Carpet Theater (240 E. 123rd Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues). This meeting is being held in conjunction with Community Board 11’s Transportation Committee.
Bike lanes are not just about protecting cyclists. These lanes increase safety for all users of our streets, by providing pedestrian islands to help residents cross the street safely. Seniors, in particular, will benefit greatly from the ability to stop at these islands before continuing to cross. The protected lanes also help promote exercise and healthier lifestyles in our community, which suffers disproportionately from the obesity epidemic. Finally, these lanes will reduce left-turn conflicts and create attractive, landscaped corridors up and down 1st and 2nd Avenues.
El Barrio/East Harlem has one of the highest bicycle commuting rates in New York City. We deserve nothing less than the transportation improvements being provided to communities like Chelsea, the Upper East Side and the East Village.
Click here for a flyer in English and Spanish, and please spread the word about this meeting.