More protected bike lanes coming to North Brooklyn

Here’s some good news for cyclists in north Brooklyn: more protected bike lanes are on the way.

The city announced that it will build 10 more miles of protected bike lanes in 2020, and 30 more miles overall throughout New York city.

As you can see on the map, those projects include Franklin Street & West Street in Greenpoint, and Meeker Avenue in Greenpoint/Williamsburg.

Last year was a really bad year for pedestrian and cyclist safety, as 29 bike riders died on New York City streets.

In response, Mayor de Blasio announced his Green Wave plan to create a connected network of protected bike lanes, as well as adding a lot more miles.

The protected lanes on Meeker Avenue will be especially important, given how many cars use the thoroughfare to connect to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE).

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