New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Bridging Boroughs by Bike

New York Times Bike Lanes on Bridges

Thousands of New Yorkers bike, walk, and run over the Queensboro Bridge each day. The bridge has nine lanes for car traffic, yet only a narrow path along the northern edge of the bridge is open for cyclists and pedestrians to share, causing conflicts, congestion, and in the age of COVID, dangerous crowding. As you may have seen in the New York Times, that's why Ben joined rallies, protests, and even marched across the Queensboro Bridge to win a dedicated bike lane connecting our two boroughs. Ben supports advocates, like Transportation Alternatives, Bike New York, StreetsPAC, environmental activist Charles Komanoff of the QB6, local residents who have rallied over the years and publications like Streetsblog in this push to make our bridges a space for people, not just cars. As the next Borough President, Ben will "bridge boroughs by bike" ensuring every bridges have a dedicated space for pedestrians and a separate protected lane for bikes to cross between the boroughs.