Commuters that use the Williamsburg Bridge know the recent construction is making a melee on the Manhattan side. Walkers, runners, bikers and the assholes on nominally motorized scooters all are forced through a tiny, blind spot-ridden hell. Unfortunately, the end of construction will not alleviate these issues.
The Department of Transportation released the above rendering for the project. The fence extending halfway through the entrance/exit is an attempt at steering bikers up Clinton Street. The traffic problem on Delancey is ignored and will continue to be one of the most terrifying rides in the city (Canal Street and Herald Square maybe still beat Delancey). AND the tight entrance becomes permanent with low concrete walls. I’m going to be even more wary of the fixed gears and skaters bombing the bridge. This rendering looks like they are intentionally after blood for anyone without brakes.
Side note, this is the most biked over bridge in North America. Hot Damn.