Staten Island has more than 75 miles of cycling infrastructure but much of it is incomplete and disconnected. This is unacceptable. If cycling is ever to be a viable transportation option in the forgotten borough, it needs a robust and interconnected network that's central and accessible to cyclists from shore to shore.
A central gap in what could become the start of a beautiful network within the North Shore happens to be located in one of Staten Island's most historically under-served neighborhoods. Narrows Road North is a central east to west corridor bordering Park Hill and Concord. For area residents, it is the only arterial road creating direct access to the east shore. Unfortunately, not only is it almost completely inaccessible to both cyclists and pedestrians, but it's one of the island's most crash prone corridors.
Our newest campaign would solve this, connecting the North Shore, creating enhanced street access to some of Staten Island's most under-served residents and calming traffic on a dangerous corridor. The Transportation Alternatives Staten Island Activist Committee is calling on Community Board 1 to urge the Department of Transportation to create a fully protected two way bike lane and extend pedestrian infrastructure on Narrows Road North and Hylan Blvd. Do you stand with us?