NEW YORK - A new bike lane design in Kips Bay is raising red flags among pedestrians and cyclists in the area.

The lanes are located at Waterside Plaza off the FDR Drive.

Crews began painting the green bike lanes last week, reducing vehicle traffic to a single lane. 

North of the plaza, what used to be a footpath is now a bike lane that pedestrians and cyclists are forced to share. 

Now residents are worried about congestion and safety.

"While you're riding the bike it is dangerous," said one bike rider.

"I'm afraid if I move to left or right I'll get crashed into," said one pedestrian. 

"It definitely caught us off guard the way it has been implemented it is concerning," said another pedestrian.

Officials at the Department of Transportation say work on the project will be completed next week, including signal changes.