Alternate-route signage on the Broadway bike lanesJuly 5th, 2012 at 9:17 pm ET
Side note: Thanks to the NYC Department of Transportation for clearly posting an “alternate route” for bicyclists around Times Square (left on 48th, right on 7th Avenue, left on 42nd back to Broadway). It keeps us out of the worst of the pedestrian congestion (which is good for everyone), and it moves us through Times Square a minute or so faster.
In fact, I’d like to see something similar near Greeley Square, because it’s almost as congested as Times Square, but the way the blocks come together doesn’t allow the same sort of tidy bypass. Perhaps the DOT could signpost a diversion on southbound Broadway just above 36th Street as a left turn, with the caption “Alt Route Southbound – Use 5th Ave”ShareThis