If you’ve been on Second Avenue recently, you know it’s a mess. But now the city’s Department of Transportation is preparing to clean it up.
“It’s a vibrant street – a lot of restaurants, a lot of retail – it’s really kind of a front door for the community,” said DOT Deputy Commissioner Ryan Russo.
The plans will be unveiled at a community board meeting Wednesday. They call for a protected bike lane, one parking lane, three travel lanes, and a lane for buses – all stretching from 105th to 68th streets.
The redesign will essentially be a continuation of what Second Avenue looks like now above 105th Street.
That part of Second Avenue has already been reconfigured, making it look similar to other redesigned avenues across Manhattan.
Transportation officials insist those redesigns have made the streets safer.
“We’ve seen a 20 percent reduction on average in injuries to all…
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