In June 2011, Bike Upper Manhattan, along with 1300 of our neighbors and other community groups, persuaded Manhattan Community Board 12 to pass a bike resolution. The resolution supports comprehensive improvements to bicycling and pedestrian facilities in upper Manhattan, including connecting the eastside and westside greenways with a protected bike lane along Dyckman Street. Read the resolution here. In 2012, to move specific improvements forward, Bike Upper Manhattan submitted recommended priorities for adding or improving bicycle routes uptown. Read that resolution here and the DOT’s proposed changes based on our recommendations here.
Additionally, thanks to the work of our neighbors, upper Manhattan has seen the implementation of a slow zone in Inwood and another proposed slow zone in Hudson Heights, with more pedestrian safety changes on the way. These are important steps, but we need you to help continue this progress. You can help ensure these and other improvements are put in place by:
- Keeping up with Complete Streets and bicycling developments in upper Manhattan on our News page.
- Learning why Complete Streets benefit everyone.
- Telling your local representatives that upper Manhattan neighbors deserve safer streets, sidewalks, and bike lanes by regularly writing and attending CB12 and other community meetings, which we post on our News page.
- Getting involved with Bike Upper Manhattan. The first step is to Contact Us.