New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Allie Griffin

Lic Post Council Members Push DOT to Open Pedestrian Pathway on Queensboro Bridge ASAP by Allie Griffin

Council Members Push DOT to Open Pedestrian Pathway on Queensboro Bridge ASAP

Two council members are pushing the Department of Transportation (DOT) to add a dedicated pedestrian pathway to the Queensboro Bridge as soon as possible.

Council Members Ben Kallos and Jimmy Van Bramer want the DOT to open a pedestrian pathway on the bridge’s south outer roadway. Currently, pedestrians and cyclists share one narrow path along the northern edge of the bridge that many say is congested and hazardous.

Under the plan, the northern pathway would be dedicated for bicyclists and the south outer roadway–currently used by motorists– would be repurposed for pedestrians.