NYC Department of Transportation Want to Place Bike Lanes Circling ALL of Washington Square Park – Good Idea Or No?

Washington Square North
Washington Square North

The NYC Department of Transportation will be coming before Community Board 2’s Traffic and Transportation Committee on Wednesday, July 10th to discuss their proposal to add additional bike lanes within the district. Many of these additions are right around Washington Square Park, and, in fact, this would make a complete loop circling the park. Good idea? I don’t know. Washington Square South seems a bit traffic challenged much of the time.

Here is the information:

*Presentation by NYC Dept. of Transportation concerning installation of bicycle lanes at the following locations: W. Broadway from Canal to Houston Sts.; LaGuardia Pl. from Houston St. to Wash. Sq. S.; Washington Square South from Washington Square West to Washington Square East; Washington Square East from Washington Square South to Washington Square North; Washington Square North from Washington Square East to 5th Ave.; Broome St. from W. Broadway to Varick St.; Varick St. from Broome St. to Canal St.

As is, Washington Square West

Meeting will be held Wednesday, July 10th. 6:30 p.m. NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Place, Room 206 (I.D. Required)

Hope everyone had a good 4th of July weekend! Catching up on posts here.

Photos: Cathryn