The New York State Department of Transportation held an information meeting Tuesday at the Broadway Market, outlining possible changes coming to Broadway.
"We want to make it a multi-modal facility." Said DOT spokesperson Susan Surdej. "We want to safely accommodate motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists."
The DOT is looking to transform a portion of Broadway from Fillmore Avenue, just outside of the Broadway Market all the way to Oak Street downtown. The transformation would include a reduction of traffic lanes to make way for bike lanes, as well as a left turn lane.
Robert Prescott, a cyclist who uses the road says he thinks the changes would be an improvement.
"Just the idea of traffic calming, having a continuous left hand turn lane and two bike lanes, that would greatly improve the safety."
The 2.6 million dollar project is expected to go out to bid in 2018, with a goal of a 2019 completion.
The comment period for the project ends on December 20th. If you would like to comment you can do so at the NYSDOT website.