Advocates Like (But Don’t Love) the DOT’s Third Ave. Redesign

An Upper East Side community panel on Wednesday applauded the city for redesigning deadly Third Avenue — a seven-lane car sewer that offers no quarter for bus riders, pedestrians and cyclists — to include dedicated bus and bike lanes, but many members of the panel as well as street safety activists lamented that the plan could still be more ”ambitious.”

“Widening the sidewalks is a missing component. Taking one more lane of traffic to give back to pedestrian space would have enhanced the proposal.”

Mike Lydon, who recently created renderings of what streets could look like in the future — if New York City had political will.

See full Streetsblog article here including slides.

Third Avenue as it is now (but not for long, if the city really builds the design in the inset image). Photo: Google (and DOT)