This is the result of great advocacy from neighbors like Paul. Last night, CB8’s Roosevelt Island Committee passed a resolution supporting this. We also called on our state legislators to identify how projects like this can be expedited—2 years for a ramp and bike lane is absurd. https://t.co/gUOycjkqh4
— Billy Freeland (@BillyFreelandNY) March 19, 2021
There is growing opposition to portions of Roosevelt Island bike ramp/lane who are concerned its a safety hazard to pedestrians, elderly, disabled and parents with strollers who currently use narrow pathways that are planned for bike lanes. What about their concerns. @RiocCeo https://t.co/JZMcdaBep5
— Roosevelt Islander (@Rooseveltisland) March 19, 2021
The Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA)Public Safety Committee hosted a meeting earlier this week where residents both in favor and opposed to the bike lane expressed their views. PSC Chair Erin Feeley-Nahem noted today about the CB 8 Roosevelt Island committee meeting:
We were not informed, which is unfortunate as I would have like to ask a few questions. I hope, as they continue to move forward on this project, that they show some interest in how the residents feel that are living behind the proposed bike lanes. They present everywhere except to the residents.