The NYC Department of Transportation has started putting up flyers along Amsterdam Avenue in Morningside Heights and West Harlem, previewing the many safety improvements coming to the busy stretch between 110th and 155th Streets this month.
According to the notices, upgrades to the 45-block-long area include dedicated bike lanes in both directions and narrower roadways to discourage speeding–the avenue will go from having four to three car lanes.
The city approved the plan earlier this year. It had to work around local Community Board 9, which opposed the changes. Nearly one collision per day on this section of the avenue has been the norm.
To get a better sense of all the improvements, you can also check out the city's comprehensive proposal outlining all the new features.
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