DOT Speaks: Making Connections
As the DOT completes and connects segments of the New York City Bicycle Master Plan, more people are using these bicycle routes, lanes and paths to transport themselves around the City everyday. For example, based on Department of City Planning bicycle counts, there was a 60% increase between 2001 and 2000 in the number of cyclists on the Hudson River Greenway at 11th Street. The increase is probably due to improvements made miles away, such as the completion of the path between 59th and 72nd Streets.
Editor's note: This space is reserved for the NYC DOT's Bicycle Program. T.A. hopes the DOT will make full use of it to communicate directly with the cycling public. City cyclists are interested in what the DOT has slated for the year ahead and what ideas and issues its Bicycle Program is considering.