Fellow Polly Trottenberg unveiled the Chrystie Street protected bike lane, allowing riders to bike from Downtown Brooklyn across the Manhattan Bridge.

“This is a project that so many in the advocacy community had been talking about for so many years, and we’re so thrilled that we finally got this project in the ground today,” said Trottenberg, who was joined by State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Paul Steely White, executive director of advocacy group Transportation Alternatives.

“Now you will be able to ride from downtown Brooklyn over the Manhattan Bridge and all the way to the Bronx — nine miles — on protected bike lanes,” said Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. “That is something pretty terrific in this city.”

Read more: Chrystie Street Protected Bike Lane is Completed, DNAinfo

Further reading:

Feast Your Eyes on the New Chrystie Street Protected Bike Lane, Streetsblog NYC

Chrystie Street’s New, Protected Bike Lane Now Open For Cyclists, Gothamist