NY1 Plans for Overhaul of Second Avenue on Upper East Side Unveiled at Community Board Meeting by NY1 News

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Plans for Overhaul of Second Avenue on Upper East Side Unveiled at Community Board Meeting
NY1 News
01/07/2016

Plans for a major overhaul of Second Avenue on the Upper East Side were revealed Wednesday at a community board meeting.

They include a protected bike lane, a parking lane, a bus lane and three travel lanes.

The redesigned street will look much like Second Avenue currently does above 105th street.

The proposed bike lane changes drew mixed opinions.

"I think it's great we're finally going to get our street back on Second Avenue. We're going to get more parking back on Second Avenue, and all the bikes going the wrong way on First Avenue will finally have a place to go," said City Councilman Ben Kallos of Manhattan.

"I'm relieved that we're finally getting to a point where Second Avenue is going to be complete and that we're going to have a southbound safe bike lane," said one resident.

"Protective bike lanes are dangerous and very inefficient," said another. "All these bikers are talking about these statistics that all are based on the busy hours of the day."

Transportation officials say they hope to have the redesign complete by late summer.

It all comes as construction on the long-anticipated Second Avenue Subway is set to wrap up this year.

Issue: 
Transportation