Envisioning a “Complete Concourse” in New York

Street Plans Principal Mike Lydon weighs in on the concept that Street Plans, in collaboration with Transportation Alternatives, worked on for the Grand Concourse in New York, one of the most dangerous streets in the greater New York region: “Because of the high surface transit needs, we found the best way to incorporate a great bus/bike experience was to propose running a bikeway down a center median. The design, which is patterned after Sands Street in Brooklyn, is technically challenging from a signalization perspective, but worthwhile, as it gives pedestrians a refuge midway across the street and gives cyclists a truly robust place to be.”

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