Road Diet Alert: NYC DOT Chief Polly Trottenberg Says Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Parking Relaxation Has Slowed Bike Lane Construction

The mayor’s suspension of alternate-side-of-the-street parking has been cheered by drivers, but it turns out, this minor convenience for car owners could be deadly for cyclists.

At a City Law breakfast on Thursday morning, Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said that her agency has had a much harder time building bike lanes during the many weeks that the city has lifted the requirement that car owners move their vehicles at least once a week for street sweeping.