Eyes on the Street: Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue Street Fair

As Robert Guskind at Gowanus Lounge writes, "We like the Fifth Avenue Fair because, while you can score tube socks
and sunglasses, most of the local businesses come out and represent." Check out his photo set on Flickr.

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DOT Replaces a Block of the Fifth Avenue Bike Lane With Sharrows

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DOT’s recent design tweaks to Eighth Street have come with an unwelcome change on Fifth Avenue. As the Fifth Avenue bike lane approaches Eighth Street, it now morphs into sharrows that overlap with a turning lane for motorists. The dedicated space for cycling is gone, and the new design is incompatible with the protected bike lane that advocates and […]

Eyes on the Street: Red Paint for “Queue-Jump” Bus Lanes on the M86

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Select Bus Service on 86th Street in Manhattan won’t be getting full bus-only lanes, but riders will benefit from short bus lanes at busy intersections. DOT has added two “queue-jump” lanes where 86th Street and 84th Street meet Fifth Avenue, to keep buses from getting stuck behind traffic waiting at lights. The most important component of the M86 SBS upgrade is off-board fare collection. The sidewalk fare […]

Fifth Avenue Will Get a New Buffered Bike Lane

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The Department of Transportation announced the installation of a buffered bike lane on Fifth Avenue in this month’s NYCycles, a monthly e-newsletter produced by DOT on cycling issues. In this photo taken yesterday, it is not clear where DOT plans to fit the buffered zone. The apparently temporary lines that were painted on a newly […]