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Dedicated bike lane to be constructed on Pulaski Bridge in 2014

Oct. 30, 2013 By Christian Murray

The Department of Transportation is drawing up plans for a dedicated bike lane on the Pulaski Bridge– which links Long Island City with Brooklyn.

Officials have been calling on the DOT to add a bike lane for over a year–after recognizing that the existing pathway squeezes pedestrians and cyclists into a narrow shared lane.

The DOT said it is the process of designing the dedicated lane. These plans will be reviewed by Queens Community Board 2 and Brooklyn Community Board 1.

If all goes well, the construction of the bike lane would begin in spring or early summer of 2014.

“We have been working on obtaining a dedicated bike lane on the Pulaski Bridge for over a year now and I am happy to say it is finally coming to fruition,” said Assemblyman Joe Lentol, who represents a northern Brooklyn, in a statement.

“The safety of bike riders and pedestrians on the bridge has always been of my utmost concern,” Lentol said.

The news was first reported by Streetsblog.com

Pulaski Bridge: Six Lanes for Cars; One Cramped Path for Bikes & Peds from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

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