This Week: Amsterdam Ave Bikeway, Broadway Road Diet

Two redesigns of major Manhattan avenues are on community board agendas this week. Tomorrow, a resolution calling on DOT to immediately install a protected bike lane on Amsterdam Avenue goes before Manhattan Community Board 7 (the transportation committee voted for it last month). Bike-share is coming to the neighborhood soon, and Amsterdam could fill a void as its first northbound protected bike route.

Then on Thursday, the Manhattan Community Board 9 transportation committee will consider DOT’s plan to improve safety on Broadway by enlarging pedestrian medians at intersections and reducing the number of car lanes in each direction from three to two. CB 9 has stonewalled a road diet on nearby Riverside Drive.

Here are the week’s highlights — check the Streetsblog calendar for the full slate of events:

  • Tuesday: Manhattan Community Board 7 is set to vote on a resolution asking DOT to immediately implement a complete streets redesign for Amsterdam Avenue. The CB 7 transportation committee will meet at 6 p.m., followed by the full board at 6:30 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: The Queens Community Board 7 transit committee discusses plans for Select Bus Service on the Q44 between Flushing and Jamaica. 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The Tribeca Trust has requested a temporary plaza on West Broadway between Franklin and Leonard. The Manhattan Community Board 1 Tribeca committee takes up the idea at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: DOT hosts a follow-up meeting with Brooklyn Community Board 15 about transportation issues in Gerritsen Beach. The meeting will be at Brooklyn Borough Hall. 1 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: The Manhattan Community Board 9 transportation committee discusses DOT’s proposed redesign of Broadway from 135th Street to 153rd Street. The plan includes a road diet and larger pedestrian medians. 6:30 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.


DOT has reportedly modified plans for an Amsterdam Avenue road diet north of 110th Street. On Thursday the project will be presented to CB 9 for the second time. Images: DOT

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