The Fifth Avenue BID wants to do away with the bike lane that runs from Carroll Street to 24th Street, and Community Board 6 is listening, reports Streets Blog. The BID argues that the bike lane makes it too difficult for trucks to make deliveries to the many businesses that line the avenue and that more tickets are getting issued as a result. CB6 District Manager Craig Hammerman has suggested a compromise—downgrading from a full-fledged bike lane to sharrows, lighter-weight markings. "The proposed scenario wouldn't do anything to help delivery drivers find curbside spots," writes the blog, "but it would force cyclists to kiss their dedicated space goodbye." Streets Blog thinks the answer lies in a fledgling program that's been experimented with along Fifth Avenue that makes metered parking more expensive at peak times.
Fifth Ave BID, CB6 Take Aim at Park Slope Bike Lane [Streets Blog]
CB6, Fifth Avenue BID Going After Bike Lane
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