Residents and travelers of Manhattan’s 14th Street got some important news last week when the mayor announced that the DOT will pilot a new Transit/Truck Priority lane.
That means for 18 months, only buses, trucks and emergency vehicles will be allowed to use 14th Street between 3rd and 9th avenues as a through route.
Local traffic will still be allowed to make pickups and drop-offs along the corridor, but cars must turn right at the next possible location.
Meanwhile, the de Blasio administration also announced that the bike lanes along Grand Street in Williamsburg/East Williamsburg will be permanent.
Between Waterbury Street and Vandervoort Avenue, which is the industrial part of Grand Street, DOT will modify the lanes to accommodate the needs of industrial businesses.
The project will also include other adjustments, the city says, including additional metered parking and new loading zones around the corners from Grand Street.
That’s great news for Brooklyn cyclists who traverse Grand Street and need to get around safely.