Pushing for a Five-Borough Network of Protected Bike Lanes

The Regional Plan Association (RPA) is responding to a spate of fatalities on the streets of New York city. The question remains whether the city's will response will be effective in improving traffic safety.

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August 21, 2019, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

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"As the city suffers from a continued spike in cyclist fatalities this year, the Regional Plan Association (RPA) announced Monday that it has assembled a committee to develop a comprehensive vision for the city’s network of protected bike lanes," reports Caroline Spivack.

The committee will be tasked with producing a bicycle master plan for a five-borough, protected bike lane network. "In doing so, the panel will study Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Green Wave” cycling plan, which calls on the city to spent $58.4 million over the next five years to rollout 30 miles of protected bike lanes, redesign 50 intersections, and adjust traffic signals to promote a smoother flow of vehicles," according to Spivack. Mayor de Blasio announced the Green Wave plan in July 2019.

"Bike New York’s Jon Orcutt, who was the director of policy at the city’s Department of Transportation from 2007 to 2014, will helm the committee along with Marco Conner, the co-deputy director of Transportation Alternatives," according to Spivack.

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