Court Rules in City's Favor, Says Brooklyn Bike Lane Can Stay

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011  |  Updated 9:40 AM EDT
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Court: Prospect Park West Bike Path Can Stay

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After a months-long battle over whether the Prospect Park West bike path should be removed, a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge ruled Tuesday in the city's favor, saying the lane can stay where it is.

Several residents in the area sued the city Department of Transportation in March, claiming the department misled them about the lane's benefits and that they had been forced to walk the streets in fear of being struck by reckless riders.

The city argued that the installation was entirely proper, saying it had sought and implemented input from the community when the bike path was installed.

The city also said that the legal challenge started too late because its statue of limitations has expired.

Judge Bert Bunyan agreed, saying the challenge was "not timely."

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