Councilmember pushes for separate pedestrian and bike lanes on Queensboro Bridge

Queensboro Bridge
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A Queens city councilmember is pushing for separate pedestrian and bike lanes on the Queensboro Bridge.

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer is attending a rally Tuesday morning at the Queensboro Bridge Path to highlight the dangers of the tight existing path on the north side of the bridge which must support both cyclists and pedestrians.

Van Bremer is endorsing Transportation Alternatives’ campaign to turn the southern outer roadway into a pedestrian walkway, and make the northern outer roadway a dedicated bike lane.

The Department of Transportation found that bike traffic has increased greatly on the Queensboro Bridge, up 35 percent from five years earlier, with 5,400 bikes crossing each day in 2017.

A spokesperson from the DOT says the agency will evaluate what the plan would require.

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