By Sabina Mollot
This week, numerous readers reached out to Town & Village, asking about all the work currently going on at East 20th Street, east of First Avenue.
As we reported last month, the Department of Transportation was in the early stages of a traffic safety enhancement project on East 20th Street along the route to the ferry. The project also unfortunately included the removal of 12 parking spots.
Work, however, began in earnest last weekend, with bike lanes being built on the north side of the street adjacent to bus boarding islands.
Council Member Keith Powers said his office has also received many calls, including some complaints, from residents, mainly over the loss of parking at a time when East 14th Street has also lost dozens of spaces due to the L train related construction work. In response, Powers said he’s asked DOT officials to walk along the street with him.