RE: “Alternative D is the Plan for Me” – Protected (Separated) Bicycle Lanes on Madison Ave.
The City of Albany has presented 5 alternative designs for Madison Ave. The Protected Bicycle Lane Coalition and those who want to ride the streets of Albany need you to weigh in favor of “One-Way Separated Bicycle Lanes – Alternative D.” (Here “separated” means “protected.”)
One-Way Separated Bicycle Lanes – Alternative D is the safest because
- Alternative D protects people on bicycles from parked cars pulling out and removes cyclists from riding in the door zone. The only other option that does that is C (two-way separated bicycle lanes).
- Alternative C, though modeled after Protected Bicycle Lane Coalition ideas, is not ideal because it will make it difficult for people on bicycles to transition into and out of the Protected Bike Lane at intersections and at the eastern and western entrances. There are also concerns with non-standard lane widths in this alternative.
Let the Mayor know you’re in support of Alternative D by submitting your comments to MadisonAveStudy@albany-ny.org here before August 15.
Just complete this sentence: “I want Protected (Separated) Bicycle Lanes on Madison Ave. because . . . “
Just remember – “Alternative D is the Plan for Me!”