Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Park Slope, Brooklyn
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'Lil dicey on the upper east side...question for the NYC-ers in the hizzouse...
(Note: Duplicate post in the "Commuting" forums...I just dont know where to post these things sometimes!)
Any NY-ers commute through the upper east side? I currently bike from Brooklyn to either Grand Central or 57th and 1st, depending on the day (usually via the Manhattan Bridge and 1st Avenue), but today I met a friend at the Met on 84th and 5th Avenue and I must say, me no likey....
I had a rough time after 60th...usually I have few problems just taking 1st Avenue to where I need to go, but according to the bike map, I would lose the bike lane around 60th and should go one block east to York (Sutton?) to pick it up again...I tried that, but encountered a VERY messy commute...it was a harrowing 12-15 blocks full of traffic, emergency vehicles (hospital up at around 70-something?), trucks and vans pulling over, construction, etc, before I decided to just head back to 1st Avenue and try my luck there again...
Question, does anyone out there have any experience going up the east side any farther than midtown? I hope to eventually bike to the Metro North station at 125th and Park, but if it's going to be dodgy from 60th all the way up, maybe I should just head up the West Side Highway and then go all the way across town (I just very much dislike the crosstown sections...the roads arent as nice, it takes forever...). Drivers seem to be much more accustomed and open to bikers on the west side of the city...thoughts?