(Video) A Ride on the Wild Side… Waiting for a Delancey Street Bike Lane
Last month the Department of Transportation announced it would be installing a protected, two-way bike lane on Delancey Street. The initiative is part of a larger, still developing plan to cope with the shutdown of the L train tunnel in 2019.
Zach Williams of NYCity News Service took a ride on Delancey Street, one of the city’s most dangerous streets, and checked in with bike commuters. For them, the safety improvements can’t come soon enough.
Planning for the bike lane is in its early stages. City officials will eventually appear before Community Board 3 to discuss the proposal. But that probably won’t happen before the end of this year.
If you’d like to examine street safety statistics for yourself, head on over to the city’s Vision Zero site.