Central Park West protected bike lane plan in court

Andrew Weber
August 20, 2019 - 1:59 pm
Central Park West



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — The plan to put new, protected bike lanes along Central Park West is back in court Tuesday.

A judge is holding a hearing on a residents’ lawsuit that hopes to block the project, saying it would mean the end of 400 parking spaces.

The condo board at 25 Central Park West contends the city transportation department went ahead with its plan without completing an environmental review.

The new bike lanes are scheduled to be completed by the end of the year, if the judge doesn’t issue a temporary restraining order.

A cyclist from Australia was killed on Central Park West last year.

The city maintains that cycling fatalities decrease when protected bike lanes are installed.

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