A project to redesign Lincoln Square between 66th and 63rd street and extend the Columbus Avenue bike lane from 69th to 59th street will begin this week, according to the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District. The area is one of the top 5% most dangerous intersections in the city.
The Department of Transportation plans to make several changes to the area:
- Install more direct, safer pedestrian crossings and create new sidewalk space at congested pedestrian corners
- Install green painted, protected bicycle lanes on Columbus Ave. from W.69th to W.59th Streets
- Retime signals to remove pedestrian-vehicle conﬂicts on the east crosswalks at Columbus Avenue and W. 65th St.
- Install audible pedestrian signals
- Widen pedestrian cut-throughs at Broadway malls and address ponding concerns
- Relocate M7 bus stop to west side of Columbus Ave., between W. 66th St. and W.67th St.
- Relocate M20 bus stop to north side of W. 66th St., east of Columbus Ave.
- Ban left turn from Columbus Ave. to Broadway
- Ban right turn from northbound Broadway to 65th St., and ban left turn from southbound Broadway onto 64th St.
We covered this project in more detail here.