The corner of 3rd Street & Bike Lane…

by B. Umanov 

Third Street bike lane

Third Street is getting a fancy new green bike lane between Third and Fourth Avenues. The lanes on each side of the two-way street are still under construction as of press date, with orange traffic cones and yellow tape surrounding the newly painted green pathways. The new lanes are “Class 2, Curb Side Lanes” with no buffer lane or parking protection, and will link up directly with the Third Street bike lanes connecting Third Avenue and Smith Street that were painted earlier this summer.

Third Street has been ripe for a bike lane since the B71 bus was axed as part of the MTA service cuts of 2010.

For an explanation of the different kinds of bike lanes in use in New York City, check out the short film below featuring interviews with various NYC DOT employees.