In NY Daily News: Op-Ed: Manhattan needs this new bike lane

Seal of the Office of Mark Levine, Manhattan Borough President

If you have spent time on the western edge of Manhattan, you know the Hudson River Greenway is truly wonderful — and crowded. It’s one of the most heavily used bike paths in the entire country, making it a key thoroughfare in our transit system for New Yorkers who wish to commute by bike. With congestion pricing around the corner and the potential of even more New Yorkers scrapping their cars for bikes, now is the time to make the Greenway even better.

We should expand the Greenway to include an additional protected bike lane on the West Side Highway.

The implementation of the congestion pricing program will present an incredible opportunity for New Yorkers to make our streets safer, improve congestion and air quality and fund public transit. The environmental assessment released in August showed that the impact of this program will be profound, reducing crashes and traffic fatalities, easing traffic for New Yorkers who need a car, improving air quality and lowering greenhouse gas emissions, all while funding desperately needed public transit upgrades that will make subways more accessible, more reliable and more efficient.

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