Councilmember Myrtle Cole Brings Green Bike Lanes to District 4

Freshman Councilmember Myrtle Cole rolled up her sleeves to bring the first green bike lanes to her district, District 4. The area she represents can be seen in the map below.

The new green bike lanes on University Avenue between 58th and 60th Streets also come with a painted buffer. These improvements along this corridor were originally identified as a “2nd Priority” back in 2002 in the city’s first bike plan:

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The city finally began studying the University Avenue corridor (from 54th to 68th Street) in 2010.

Below is the sorry state of what University Avenue between 58th and 60th Streets used to look like:

University Avenue between 58th and 60th – last month

Earlier this month Councilmember Cole got to work.

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Councilmember Cole at work. Photos: Councilmember Myrtle Cole’s Office
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Councilmember Cole bringing green bike lanes to her district. Photos: Councilmember Myrtle Cole’s Office
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Buffered green bike lanes now ready to ride on. Photos: Councilmember Myrtle Cole’s Office
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First green bike lane on University Avenue. Photos: Councilmember Myrtle Cole’s Office

Today University Avenue finally has a bike lane and it’s a vast improvement over what used to (not) be there. Thank you Councilmember Cole!

Have you ridden on this section of University Avenue? What do you think of the new buffered green bike lanes?

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