The DOT planned to present the lanes running from Canal Street to Second Street along Chrystie and Second Avenue during the Community Board 3 Transportation Committee meeting Tuesday night.
“DOT is excited to offer important bike upgrades to Chrystie Street, a vital connection to the Manhattan Bridge bike path,” said DOT Deputy Commissioner of Transportation Planning and Management Ryan Russo in a statement. “This project and the many more planned for this year will serve our Vision Zero goal and make cycling a real transportation option for thousands of more New Yorkers.”
The Chrystie Street lanes will connect the Manhattan Bridge with Houston Street and will be protected by a combination of parked cars, jersey barriers and delineators.
There will still be the same number of traffic lanes, and the DOT hopes the new redesign will cut down on double-parked cars.
The paths will connect with the southbound bike lane on the east side of Second Avenue. There will also be three new pedestrian islands constructed at Second, Stanton and Rivington streets.
Jersey barriers will also be installed where cyclists turn onto Chrystie Street from Canal Street.
The DOT hopes to start working on the lanes in the fall, as well as repaving the street from Houston Street to Canal Street.