14 blocks ( W43rd to W 57th) of brand new protected bike lane just popped up on 11th Avenue , or so it seemed!  The 11th Avenue redesign was the last piece of a major puzzle entailing the Lincoln Tunnel approaches,  that took DOT and the Hell’s Kitchen community 15 years to resolve. We owe it to NYCDOT and Greg Haas who did a wonderful job on this project.

The design includes protected intersections, protected bike lane and bus boarding areas,  to allow for a future SBS. This is a major new – safe- facility for the many new residents of 11th Avenue where high rises are proliferating. Biking at full speed while passing car traffic and automotive dealers is particularly sweet.

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And because we cannot stop enjoying it , here is an aerial view of the 8th Avenue pedestrian and cyclist improvements from W38th to W 45th.  Again thank you NYCDOT!

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Eric muise
Eric muise
1 year ago

Omg I just biked on the new 8th ave portion in front of the PA bus station. I thought I was dreaming. Thank you Chekpeds, CB4, and the NYCDOT!!!!! Great job!

christine berthet
1 year ago

Yep! I keep going there just for the fun of walking on a wide sidewalk.. The bike lane is amazing