Speak up to Support the
Second Avenue Bike Lane
Word has it that businesses
are complaining about the Second Avenue bike lane. While it is unclear what
the exact complaints are, it is clear that cyclists need to voice their
support for the lane to let our elected officials know how valuable it is.
The Second Avenue lane, striped in 1998, is the youngest bike lane in
Manhattan and one of only three which sport a five-foot-wide striped buffer
between the lane and cars. This important East Village lane runs from 14th
Street to Houston Street, and is the southbound counterpart to the popular
Lafayette Avenue lane. The only complaint about the lane should be that it
does not extend farther to the north and south.
Write to NYC DOT Commissioner
Wilbur Chapman and Councilmember Margarita Lopez; let them know how much you
appreciate the Second Avenue bike lane.
NYC Department of Transportation
40 Worth St.
New York, NY 10013
237 1st Ave. Suite 405
New York, NY 10003
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