City officials in New York are discussing the possibility of converting a car traffic lane on the Brooklyn Bridge for use by people on bikes.
"The city’s Department of Transportation is in talks with Mayor Bill de Blasio to study turning a roadway on the Brooklyn Bridge into a bike lane," reports Kevin Duggan from New York City.
"City transportation officials studied expanding the iconic span’s existing shared bike and pedestrian walkway to better accommodate both users, but found that to be unfeasible, said [Emily] Riquelme, who added that the agency is now looking at moving cyclists onto one of the car lanes of the bridge," adds Dugan.
Alternative transportation advocates have been pushing for more space for people on bikes on the bridge for years. In the span's current configuration, people on bikes and pedestrians experience a lot of congestion while sharing space on the existing path.
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