New York City: Bus, bike lanes for nixed L train shutdown still needed, advocates say

Advocates and officials on Wednesday called on the city to continue the implementation of exclusive bus and bike lanes and a slew of other street changes proposed during the planning for an L train shutdown that now won’t happen.

The changes include designated bike lanes on Manhattan’s 12th and 13th streets, which already have been completed, as well as a designated bus lane on 14th Street, which is in the process of being implemented. Other changes have not yet been put into action, such as plans for HOV+3 restrictions on the Williamsburg Bridge to accommodate several planned shuttle bus routes between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Advocates said the future of these plans — and whether the de Blasio administration will preserve the changes already made — are up in the air.