09 March 2011

End to bike lanes in Brooklyn?

A New York City neighborhood requested the end to bike lanes that Mayor Bloomberg's administration had installed. This wealthy neighborhood of Brooklyn has waged a year of dueling petitions, pamphlets and rallies over a bike path installed by the city last summer along Prospect Park West. The Bloomberg administration’s campaign to remake the city’s streets doesn't meet objections everywhere, though. A City Council member whose district overlaps part of the lane conducted a survey and found that more than 70 percent of residents in Park Slope, Brooklyn, supported the lane. In another poll, only about half of the residents on Prospect Park West were in favor.

I haven't seen the Brooklyn bike lanes, but I bet they're not like the single-track in this video.