Quick Cooperation by DOT on the QBB
Kudos to the Department of Transportation for its quick action to improve bicycle and pedestrian access on the Manhattan approach to the South Outer Roadway. DOT created a wider and safer approach path by using asphalt to raise part of the curb lane level with the sidewalk. What was a dangerous, narrow, two leveled chute is now far easier for cyclists and pedestrians to share. Though not perfect -- DOT could move Jersey Barriers to widen the chute -- it is a big improvement and reflects well on the DOT bridge unit. The bicycle and pedestrian path will permanently change to the North Outer Roadway this fall.