The bad idea of a new Queens-Manhattan bike bridge pops up

Last year, we reported on a Queens-Manhattan bike bridge – the Queens Ribbon – threatening Roosevelt Island. The pandemic brought the idea to a slow

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Dream of Connected NYC Greenway Re-Envisioned as Path to COVID Recovery

Jose Martinez, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Apr 4 at 8:29pm EDTby THE CITY After long pushing for a 400-mile citywide network of protected multi-use trails, green groups are betting on President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan to help link the disjointed system of so-called greenways and propel New York’s COVID comeback.

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Update: RIOC’s Half-Fast Crackdown on Bike Parking Moves But Not Enough

RIOC’s half-fast crackdown on abandoned bikes strewn around Roosevelt Island stepped up into action following our report. One area was cleared — after just 2 1/2 years — but another eyesore lives on.

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Take the Poll: Is a Bike Ban the Right Idea for Roosevelt Island Promenades Now?

Roosevelt Island promenades reflect the traditional intent: They are there for walking, but times change. Other users, especially bikes, share the space. This raises a lot of issues, from safety to comfort, and we’re offering a poll, asking your opinion.

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The shelf life on RIOC’s threats about illegally parked bikes?

Illegally parked bikes pose a long term problem for Roosevelt Island, and our first article about it, in 2018, got results. But they weren’t lasting. Hard imagining screwing up such a simple challenge, but RIOC surprises. Again.

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