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Pulaski Bridge Bike Lane is Finally Open

By Jeanmarie Evelly | April 29, 2016 10:36am | Updated on May 2, 2016 8:31am
 City officials unveiled the newly-completed path with a celebratory ride over the bridge Friday, according to the Department of Transportation.
City officials unveiled the newly-completed path with a celebratory ride over the bridge Friday, according to the Department of Transportation.
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LONG ISLAND CITY — Cyclists now have their own space on the Pulaski Bridge — its long-awaited bike lane officially opened Friday.

The Pulaski connects Long Island City and Greenpoint, where cyclists previously had to share a lane with pedestrians to cross the bridge.

The number of cyclists using the bridge on weekdays increased more than 100 percent between 2008 and 2013, the DOT found.

The new bike path has a lane in both directions and is located adjacent to the existing shared path on the west side of the bridge, where a lane of Brooklyn-bound traffic was removed.

There are concrete barriers separating the bike lane from the now pedestrian-only path as well as from other traffic, according to the DOT's plan.

City officials unveiled the newly-completed path with a celebratory ride over the bridge Friday, according to the Department of Transportation.