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Staten Island Update

Our on-the-spot reporter, Meredith Sladek, writes about bike related issues, mostly in Staten Island where she resides.

It looks like the DOT is not putting back vital bike lanes on a well traveled route on the Island. Already the most limited borough to ride in, this only makes matters worse.

Her article:
Bicycle lane removed from Father Capodanno Blvd on Staten Island
By Meredith Sladek
NY Bicycle Transportation, Examiner.com
* November 18th, 2010 10:03 am ET

The DOT took a backslide today in their committment to a more sustainable New York City, as they released their decision to remove the bicycle lane from the layout of Father Capodanno Blvd on Staten Island after the road’s recent re-pavement, as reported in today’s Staten Island Advance.

The three-mile lane is one of the longest bike lanes of Staten Island, which has a mere disconnected handful in comparison to the other boroughs. Father Capodanno was a vital, solid connection between the sharrows-marked route on Bay Street leading to the ferry and New Dorp roads Midland Ave and North and South Railroad Ave. DOT intends to turn the northbound side into a bus lane, and the inland southbound side into a turning and parking lane.

Read the whole article here.

2 comments to Staten Island Update

  • According to Transportation Alternatives, The City Council will hold a hearing on bicycling on Dec. 9 to address balancing the needs of cyclists with those of other road users. Here is the link to the City Council notice, with the address and meeting time….

    http://tinyurl.com/29ga3l6

  • I think that there are needed more bike lanes all over the country. The authorities should promote bike riding to protect the environment from pollution. I hope they will change their mind.