Bronx Riders Flood City with Requests for Prospect Avenue Lane
What will it take to get a full length bicycle lane installed on Prospect Avenue in The Bronx? In late 1999, Bronx cyclists sent the DOT hundreds of postcards petitioning for a two mile long, two-way lane on the avenue between E. 149th Street and Crotona Park. The Bronx Borough Board, Borough President and local community boards have already approved the lane. What's more, both the Bronx Greenway Plan and Citywide Bicycle Masterplan include the lane. So Bronx cyclists are rightly irate that their borough is the only one without a full length bike lane. Traffic engineers worried about Yankee fan traffic nixed a previous lane slated for University Avenue. Cyclists have waited long enough for Bronx's full-length lane.
Write to Joseph Lhota, Deputy Mayor for Operations. Demand that the City stop procrastinating and install the Prospect Avenue bike lane.