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City To Propose Crosstown Bike Lanes After Driver Hits Citi Bike Rider

(DNAINFO) Maya Rajamani | September 15, 2017 — The city plans to unveil a proposal for a series of crosstown bike lanes amid a renewed push for the long-awaited measure by transit advocates after a dump truck driver struck and seriously injured a Citi Bike rider in Midtown.

The woman was riding a Citi Bike at the intersection of West 30th and Seventh Avenue on Sept. 11 when the driver of a dump truck made a right turn and struck her.

Following the crash, Councilman Corey Johnson, whose district includes Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen, said the city Department of Transportation’s proposal for crosstown protected bike lanes was expected soon, adding that the city “need[s] to do more” to ensure safer streets.

Source: City To Propose Crosstown Bike Lanes After Driver Hits Citi Bike Rider – Midtown – New York – DNAinfo