Protected bike lanes open in Riverdale

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New protected bike lanes are now open in Riverdale, officials announced.

The lanes run along Broadway in Riverdale from the Cortland House to the Yonkers border.

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Plans to develop the protected lanes started in 2015 after a higher than normal accident rate in the area.

Advocate Amril Hamer, a Bronx organizer at Transportation Alternatives, says having the lanes completed is an amazing feeling.

However, Community Board 8 members have openly opposed the project citing traffic congestion.

Advocates says they hopes one day bicyclists will be able to ride from the Yonkers border all the way to Manhattan.  

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