Eyes on the Street: New Bike Lanes for the Willy-B

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TA’s Wiley Norvell sent in these shots of new bike infrastructure on the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge.

It includes a Class 2 bike lane and road diet for South 5th Street, a buffered Class 2 and road diet on South 5th Place, and sharrows and better lane markings for cars on South 4th Street. Williamsburg Bridge-bound cyclists coming from Roebling Street or points further east are being routed along the sidewalk bordering Continental Army Plaza. Good stuff!

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