New York City announced the completion of bus and bike lane improvements along nearly two miles of Manhattan’s Third Ave. (NYC Department of Transportation) Cyclists and bus riders on Manhattan’s Upper East Side have a new way around holiday gridlock with the completion of improvements to Third Ave.
The redesign “helps prioritize the tens of thousands of bus riders who rely on this street every day for safe bus service,” Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez said in a statement.
The work, announced in July , involved installing an offset bus lane and protected bike lanes along 37 blocks of Third Ave., from E. 59th St. to E. 96th St.
Four bus routes — the M98, M101, M102, and M103 — run northbound up Third Ave., serving an estimated 50,000 riders a day. New York City announced the completion of bus and bike lane improvements along nearly two miles of Manhattan’s Third Ave. (NYC Department of Transportation) The newly installed bus lane augments an earlier DOT project, the installation earlier this year of so-called Transit Signal Priority technology along Third Ave. between E. 7th and E. 125th streets earlier this year .
The system allows buses to communicate their location to the traffic-light network, which adjusts to reduce the time buses spend at red lights.
The Third Ave. project also involved the installation of 9-foot-wide protected bike lanes —3 feet wider than typical city bike lanes.
The additional 2 miles of bike lane are protected from traffic by a parking lane. A Third Avenue street sign is […]