A growing call for a northbound bike lane on Amsterdam Avenue earned Levine's support.
The pair has been spotted on Franklin Avenue at least four times in recent months.
City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal has given bike safety priority in her budget.
The DOT wants to reduce each avenue from four to two lanes of traffic and add bike lanes.
The DOT wants to increase pedestrian and cyclist access to the High Bridge, which will reopen in July.
The extended Columbus Avenue lane will better connect it to the Ninth Avenue lane, the DOT said.
The Franklin Avenue bike lane is set to stretch from Atlantic Avenue to Empire Boulevard.
The only path for bikers to ride off the island is slippery and filled with gravel, they said.
The Transportation Committee approved a proposal to upgrade the buffered bike path to a protected one.
The board agreed to ask the DOT to study the avenue with safety measures and a bike lane in mind.
Testimony from the public at a CB7 meeting was so lengthy, the board decided to delay its vote.
Transportation Alternatives is hosting a ride Saturday to celebrate protected bike lanes in East Harlem.
Advocates pushing for a bike lane moved one step closer to their goal at a local community board meeting.
A parking lane with 35 new spaces is coming to Second Avenue between 14th and 23rd streets.
A luxury rental building is scheduled to open in Queens Plaza in 18 months.
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