DOT Investigating Feasibility of Dedicated Bike Lane on Pulaski Bridgeby on
Yesterday the Department of Transportation (DOT) responded in a letter to Assemblyman Joe Lentol’s repeated requests to build a dedicated bike lane across the Pulaski Bridge. Currently, the bike lane across the bridge runs along a shared pedestrian walkway, posing dangers for both cyclists and pedestrians alike. Given the proposal of a new bike lane on West Street, the first section of the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, and the MTA’s newly proposed new waterfront bus route, the idea of building a dedicated bike lane has larger implications for waterfront access and transportation.
As stated in the letter, DOT responded that “many factors are being considered, including the traffic conditions on the roadway, the structure of this movable bridge and the connections on the Brooklyn and Queens side of the bridge.”
DOT responded that an answer would not be finalized until March 2013. To view the letter in its entirety, visit Joe Lentol’s Facebook.