NYC Will Unveil Long-Awaited Third Avenue Redesign

The Department of Transportation presents its plans tonight, October 12th, for a redesign of Third Avenue in Manhattan, the Adams administration’s first major from-the-ground-up street project. And Paris should be an inspiration, say advocates and experts.

This is a big opportunity to expand this vision for reallocation of space. Look to Rue de Rivoli. It’s an incredible center city model. Rather than just carving out one lane of space for cycling infrastructure, they flipped everything on its head. … We’re at a point where we can be taking that design approach [as] international peer cities are doing.”

Mike Lydon, Principal at Street Plans (referring to the Paris thoroughfare, where bike lanes were widened, leaving only one westbound lane for cars.)

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