The bike lane wars are back on. Yesterday, the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court ruled that a lower court has to reconsider the Prospect Park West bike lane case on technical grounds. In a nutshell, the lower court had already thrown out the case on the grounds that the statute of limitations had expired. But bike-lane critics charge that the bike lane was always meant to be temporary, and therefore the deadline didn’t apply. Opponents of the bike lane have some surprising and powerful backers: Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Iris Weinshal, a former DOT commissioner who is married to Senator Chuck Schumer. But the bike lane is overwhelmingly supported by locals in surveys and at community board meetings, the Observer noted. On Prospect Park West, car lanes were cut from three to two to make way for the bike lane. Bike supporters said the lane has reduced speeding and reduced car use. Critics said accidents increased after the lane was added, the New York Post said.
Flat Tire! PPW Bike Lane Suit Returns to Court [NY Observer]
Panel Rules PPW Bike Lane Suit Was Erroneously Tossed [NY Post]
Bike Lane Ruling [NY Supreme Court]
Prospect Park West Bike Lane Foes Appeal [Brownstoner]
Photo by joefenstermaker
Why Are Brooklyn Street Artists So Obsessed With the Past? [Gothamist] Nearly $1 Billion in State Budget Could Be for…
Gardeners take note: The Cobble Hill Tree Fund is getting ready to host its annual plant sale next month. There…
Womenswear boutique Hudson+Lawrence opened last month at 355 Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill. The store carries clothing from small and…
This brick home at 213 13th Street in South Slope has plenty of stately original Italianate-slash-Neo Grec details on the parlor…
This five-room, three-bedroom coop is on Clinton Street in Carroll Gardens, with laundry in unit, full bath and a guest powder room….