On the heels of the two-way protected bike lane in progress on Kent Street, the Department of Transportation is getting ready to install a similar bike lane along Prospect Park West, a recent post by Transportation Alternatives reminds us. (The Brooklyn Paper had a story on the project last April). The path will provide 1.8 miles of bike lane between Union Street and Bartel Pritchard Square, intended to provide a safe biking route as well as calm automobile traffic. The DOT report (PDF) says that Prospect Park West “traffic volume does not warrant three travel lanes” and this one-way road is prone to speeding and reckless driving. The new path is part of New York City’s 1997 Bicycle Master Plan. You can check out an elevation plan from when we first covered the topic.
New York’s Best Bike Lane [Transportation Alternatives]
The New York City Bicycle Master Plan [DOT]
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