Biaggi introduces bill to expand MTA bike and pedestrian access


As Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in January that the city will add a lane for cyclists on the Brooklyn and Queensboro Bridges, one elected official wants to take that plan even further.

On March 8, state Senator Alessandra Biaggi introduced legislation that will create a committee in conjunction with the MTA to improve cycling and pedestrian access on bridges.

In contrast to every other transportation agency in New York City, the MTA does not allow bicycle access on its bridges. The bill would also require the MTA to consider and prioritize bicycle and pedestrian access when planning capital projects.