DOT chief bikes to BX to deliver report on bridge access

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THE BRONX -

Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg rode a bicycle into the Bronx Friday to release plans on improving pedestrian and bike accessibility on bridges over the Harlem River.

The city has already added protected bike lanes and pedestrian pathways to 138th Street leading to the Madison Avenue Bridge.

Trottenberg says there was a clear demand from residents for crossings to walk and bike across the river.

The DOT report includes outlines for upgrading the High Bridge and the Macombs Dam Bridge.

The DOT is also looking at other ways to connect Manhattan and the Bronx.

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