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Jimmy Van Bramer Cheers Bike Lane Victory for Queensboro Bridge

Jimmy Van Bramer Cheers Bike Lane Victory for Queensboro Bridge Van Bramer Championed the Cause for 5 years, Mayor Finally Concedes

QUEENS, NY (01/28/2021) (readMedia)-- "This news is a huge win for all of us who've been fighting for the last five years not only to save lives, but for a cleaner, greener, and healthier City. Bike lanes are key to a post-COVID new economy, and I will make sure to hold the Mayor to a real timeline. Congratulations to Transportation Alternatives, Council Member Ben Kallos, State Senators Jessica Ramos and Mike Gianaris, and all the activists!

"Now is the time for big, bold change, and that's why I'm running for Queens Borough President, because when we come together we win."

Background

Van Bramer has long been an advocate for street safety and adding infrastructure for cyclists as New Yorkers become less reliant on cars. For the last five years, Van Bramer, dozens of transportation advocates from Transportation Alternatives, local community advocates and Council Member Kallos, has demanded for the Department of Transportation to add a dedicated pedestrian-use pathway on the South Outer Roadway of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, giving pedestrians and cyclists separate, safer spaces to travel across the bridge.