More than 20,000 pedestrians and 19,000 cyclists currently cross the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg bridges each day, and cycling traffic on the East River bridges increased by 22.75% in July 2020 over July 2019 and 55% in November 2020 over November 2019. As New York City reopens, even more pedestrians and cyclists will be crossing the bridges.
Reallocating two car lanes each on the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges into protected space for cyclists would ensure the growing number of cyclists can safely cross and free up more space for pedestrians.
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