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DOT Commissioner Rodriguez Announces Innovative Pilot to Harden Protected Bike Lanes

DOT Commissioner Rodriguez Announces Innovative Pilot to Harden Protected Bike Lanes

“Better Barriers” pilot will test new curb materials this summer across the city to keep bike lanes clear for cyclists If effective, these barriers would…

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“Better Barriers” pilot will test new curb materials this summer across the city to keep bike lanes clear for cyclists

If effective, these barriers would greatly expand protections for cyclists with materials that are easier to install on a broader set of streets NEW YORK – New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez today announced a Better Barriers pilot program to test new materials for protected bicycle lanes across the city. The pilot is part of the administration’s ongoing commitment to harden half of the city’s existing delineator-protected bike lanes in two years, using sturdier materials that can keep lanes clear for cyclists. If effective, these barriers would greatly expand protections for cyclists with materials that are easier to install on a broader set of streets.

“Everything is on the table when it comes to keeping New Yorkers safe on our streets,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams . “My administration is going to be creative in finding and testing tools that can help us protect cyclists, and we will find the solutions that work for our communities to give New Yorkers the safe streets they deserve.”

“Our growing bike riding population deserves well designed protection, and the Adams Administration is committed to bringing creative infrastructure to our streets,” said Deputy Mayor for Operations Meera Joshi . “Through testing new forms of bike barriers, our City can more efficiently and aesthetically grow and support our bike network.”

“This summer, we are showing New Yorkers that bike lanes […]

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