NEW YORK (AP) — New York City transportation officials say safer crosstown bike lanes are being planned in Manhattan.
According to The New York Times , the move follows a spate of fatal bike crashes in the past year.
Two new protected lanes, over 1½ miles each, are expected to be completed this year on 26th and 29th streets.
Two more lanes are planned just below Central Park.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- CNN's Acosta back at White House after judge's ruling VIEW
- Homeless Samaritan tale raised $400K. Police say it's a lie
- Fire deaths rise to 71 ahead of Trump's California visit WATCH
- Sheriff: California wildfire's death toll rises to 48 WATCH
- Inmate's last words: 'Is it supposed to feel like that?'
They’ll take over space that’s often occupied by double-parked delivery trucks and taxis.
Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg says more designated loading and unloading areas will be added to those streets.
Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com