Clear the Way for the City's Proposed New Bus and Bike Lanes

Last night, the Department of Transportation and the MTA unveiled proposals for new bus and bike lanes along First and Second Avenues. Right now, the proposed stops for Bus Rapid Transit or BRT (buses that make less frequent stops and move more efficiently than the existing buses) are slated to be installed on Grand Street and Allen Street; 57th Street and First Avenue (northbound); 67th Street and First Avenue (northbound); 79th Street and First Avenue (northbound); 86th Street and First Avenue (northbound); 106th Street and First Avenue (northbound); and 79th Street and and Second Avenue (southbound).

WNYC's Andrea Bernstein discussed the plans, and the city's larger transportation goals, on The Brian Lehrer Show today. Listen to the segment.

Below are a few options the city is considering implementing.

Design A:
design A no bus bulb

Design A with a bus bulb:
design A wtih bus bulb

Design B:
design B copy

Design C:
design C copy

You can read the full proposal and learn more about these plans here.