Building a Bike-Friendly Community

A Busy City Street Makes Room for Bikes

Posted by Steve Reiter on September 23, 2007

NYC Bike Lane schematic

The New York Times reported on 9/23 that New York City was going to remake seven blocks of Ninth Avenue, from 16th Street to 23rd Street, using a design in which a lane of parked cars protects cyclists from other traffic.

If you click on the image to the left, it will open in a larger version and you will be able to see more clearly the cross section of the street which appears at the bottom of the image.

Here’s a description of it. This is on a one-way street. There is a 10 foot wide bike lane next to the left curb. Working our way across the street to the right side, there is an 8 foot buffer zone, with planters and other impediments to vehicular traffic, a parking lane, three vehicle traffic lanes, another parking lane, and, finally, the right side curb.

You can see the full article by clicking here, though I believe the article will go into an archive for paid subscribers after a few weeks. If the article is no longer available, send a request to Steve (see Contact Us page on this site).


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