The City Council has passed legislation that advocates say will “revolutionize” New York City’s streets.
The plan calls for 250 miles of new protected bike lanes and an additional 150 miles of dedicated bus lanes.
“Since the start of my administration, the City has built four times as many miles of on-street protected bike lanes as under every other mayor combined, and together with the Council we will continue to build infrastructure that will carry on the work that has brought down fatalities for the last five years,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.
The $1.7 billion plan was pushed by City Council Speaker Corey Johnson.
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