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Department of Transportation POLLY TROTTENBERG, Commissioner November 23, 2015 “IVED NOV 3 0 wid Chair Community Board 4 330 West 42" Street, Suite 2618 New York, NY 10036 Dear Ms. Berthet: Thank for you for your correspondence of October 10, 2014 requesting a study for Protected Crosstown Bicycle Lanes in Midtown Manhattan. Please accept my apologies for the delay. ‘The New York City Department of Transportation is committed to improving the safety and efficiency of New York City’s streets and works with community boards to bring bicycle facilities in their neighborhoods. DOT is currently exploring the potential for crosstown protected bicycle lanes in Midtown Manhattan. As you ate well aware, large vehicle volumes, curbside access needs and network connectivity are challenges faced in designing this type of bicycle facility in this area of the city. We are currently evaluating the feasibility of such improvements as DOT continues to expand and upgrade the bicycle network. ‘Thank you for your interest in this matter. Sincerely, Mp Margaret Forgione Manhattan Borough Commissioner MiP:ad DOT-243621-C5X0 ce: C. Chattergoon [NYC Dopartment of Transportation Offic ofthe Manhattan Borough Commissioner ‘59 Maiden Lane, 37" Floor, New York, NY 10038 T.2i2.890.6210 F: 212.690.6285 wo nye govt

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