NEW YORK (PIX11)—Bikers and pedestrians may no longer have a reason to swerve out of each other's way while crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. That is, if the expansion plan for separate pedestrian and bike paths is approved.
Council members Brad Lander, Margaret Chin, and Stephen Levin revealed their proposal at a press conference Tuesday morning.
Reportedly an average of 4,000 pedestrians and 3,100 cyclists utilize the bridge daily. The expansion plan is part of an effort to decrease that congestion and make the commute safe for everyone.
However, this is only a proposal for now. Officials have not yet discussed the plan with engineers, or estimated the cost of the project.
Lanes for drivers would not be effected.