May/June 2000, p.4

Speak up to Support the Second Avenue Bike Lane

Just one of the thousands of cyclists who relish the presence of the Second Avenue bike lane every day.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.

Wilbur Chapman
NYC Department of Transportation
40 Worth St.
New York, NY 10013

Councilmember Lopez
237 1st Ave. Suite 405
New York, NY 10003

Fax: 212.614.8813

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