Three years after York City installed its first bike lane on King Street, plans are moving forward to stretch the cyclist-friendly lane east.
Jim Gross, director of the city's public works department, said he is working with Eat Play Breathe York to bring the project to fruition.
Efforts to secure funding, which will determine a construction timetable, are underway, Gross said.
However, work could start as soon as this fall.
"Hopefully, if we have enough funding, we'll do it this year," Gross said.
Constructed in 2011, the eastbound King Street bike lane currently extends from Belvidere Avenue to Broad Street.
To be added: Gross said the city plans to extend the lane east to Tremont Street and add a westbound — or contraflow — lane between Broad and Tremont streets.
When the extension is complete, cyclists can enjoy a two-mile eastbound bike lane on King Street.
Gross said the city plans to complete the portion between Pattison and Tremont streets first.
The section between Broad and Pattison streets could be done later this year, depending on funding, or it could wait until the spring, Gross said.
Between Tremont and Pattison streets — where there is parking on both sides of the street — the city will build the bike lanes between the curb and parking spaces.
There's no on-street parking between Broad and Pattison streets, Gross said. Also, King Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic between Broad and Tremont streets, he said.
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