This is a place to discuss topics pertaining to Brooklyn and beyond. While I am in the Park Slope/Prospect Heights area, please take the initiative to post on matters from other parts of Brooklyn, New York City, and the world.
Aside from simple discussion, I would like this to be a place where we can raise specific problems, and as a community, plan and take action to reach shared goals.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Prospect Park West Bike Lanes, Community Input into the Design
Community Board 6 recently and unanimously approved certain design modifications to the controversial bike lane along PPW. I have attached the letter from CB6 to the NYC DOT which responds to certain modifications that DOT was planning and includes other ideas that had community support. The overall theme was to (1) make the lanes fit better with the historic nature of the area, (2) improve visibility of cyclists and pedestrian safety, (3) reduce impacts on traffic and parking. It will be interesting to watch the lane develop over the coming months and years: