Soundview Avenue rolls out protected bike lanes
Members of the city’s Department of Transportation and local residents rejoiced as Soundview Avenue unveiled a mile and a half of protected bike lanes.
This marks the near-completion of the DOT’s Soundview Avenue Redesign, which provides protected bike lanes north and south from Rosedale Ave. to O’Brien Ave. An extension towards the NYC Ferry is also in the works.
The enhancements come after the DOT says that over 150 traffic injuries took place on Soundview Avenue from 2015 to 2022. In addition to the new bike lanes, pedestrian islands and more visible intersections were also included.
“Not only does it protect against our cyclists, but it protects pedestrians, older adults, individuals with disabilities, as well as our children,” said Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson.
DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez says the additions will help get people moving and work towards lesser emissions on the roads, both things that will help the health disparities seen in the Bronx.