Talking Accessibility with the MTA

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Alex Elegudin, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s new and first-ever accessibility chief, is ready to listen. “People with disabilities have, in the past, somewhat been left at the curb in terms of inadequate access to the system and also not [having] a seat at the table,” Elegudin, who uses a wheelchair, … Read more

DOT Proposals Peddle More Protected Bike Lanes

BY MION EDWARDS | Cyclists and pedestrians in the upper westernmost territory of Community Board 4 (CB4) coverage could be looking at a safer travel route, in the form of two proposed protected bike lanes. Taking place at the Hotel Trades Council on W. 44th St., June 20’s monthly meeting of the CB4 Transportation Planning … Read more

Crosstown Bike Lanes Remain CB8 Flashpoint

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | In a flashback to Community Board 8 meetings from two years ago, the board’s divisions over crosstown bike lanes reemerged on Monday night. After the board couldn’t agree back in 2016 on what Upper East Side crosstown lanes were acceptable, the Department of Transportation returned this week to propose two new pairs … Read more

Protected Bike Lane Pitched at Queensboro Approach

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | A nine-block stretch of Second Ave. requires that cyclists heading downtown merge with vehicles speeding down the avenue to eventually turn left onto the Queensboro Bridge. The stretch — often dubbed the Second Avenue gap — lacks protected bike lanes between 59th and 68th Sts. But now, the city Department of … Read more

Second Entrance Open at 34th Street-Hudson Yards Station

BY MICHAEL ROCK | Development of the Hudson Yards neighborhood reached another milestone early on the morning of Sat., Sept. 1, as the second entrance and exit for its subway station opened to the public. The 34th Street-Hudson Yards station is the only such stop west of Ninth Ave. and south of 59th St. Its opening … Read more

CB7 Pushing for Protected Bike Lane on Central Park West

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA  | Upper West Siders are stepping up their calls for greater protections for bike riders on Central Park West in the wake of the death of Madison Jane Lyden, an Australian tourist killed while cycling on the avenue last month. Community Board 7’s Transportation Committee has voted unanimously on a request to the … Read more

The Spike in Spoke Shops

BY SAM BLEIBERG | Bike shops get us rolling. Whether they’re helping a beginner choose their first bike, keeping a trusty commuter on the road, or just serving as a quick pit stop for flat tires, a good bike shop can make getting around town a much more pleasant experience. What separates a great bike shop … Read more