The New York Times reports on a seven-block stretch of Ninth Avenue in New York’s Chelsea district that it about to get a two-wheel makeover. The ‘street of the future’, as officials are calling it, is attempting to encourage cycling and other alternative forms of transportation by ditching a lane of traffic and converting it into a protected bike lane and adding more space for pedestrian traffic. The NYT explains:

It does this by placing the bike lane directly next to the sidewalk on the western edge of Ninth Avenue, which is the left side of the street for those facing north, in the direction of traffic. The plan also takes a lane from cars, creating more room for pedestrians and for the bicycle lane…

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