Advocates are calling on the MTA to open up the RFK bridge to cyclists amid the coronavirus.
Since New Yorkers are being asked avoid crowded subway cyclists want officials to lift the biking ban on the bridge.
The crossing, which links Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx has a mile-long pedestrian walkway but bicycles have to be walked across due to safety reasons.
Activists say adjusting the rule would give commuters another much needed option during the pandemic.
The MTA tells us walkways over the RFK, Henry Hudson and Rockaway bridges or their entrances are not wide enough to support bicycling under federal standards.
A spokesperson said, "the MTA currently isn’t in a position to allow bicycling on non-compliant infrastructure, however we will continue to explore ways for increasing bicycling and pedestrian access.”