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“ LOWER MANHATTAN — The tourists and cyclists who pack the Brooklyn Bridge every day could soon get some breathing room.
Politicians and transportation advocates unveiled a proposal Tuesday to triple the amount of pedestrian space on the iconic span and to add a separate lane for cyclists. The widened walking and biking paths would sit above the roadway and not reduce the number of driving lanes.
The proposal — which is still in the early planning stages and does not yet have any funding — was sparked by overcrowding on the 129-year-old landmarked bridge and a rise in bike-versus-pedestrian accidents, Brooklyn City … Full Story