Two Lanes for Two-Wheelers on Prospect Park West


The reduced car access to Prospect Park isn't the only bike-friendly change in the works for the Park Slope area: The Department of Transportation showed off a plan for a two-way bike path along Prospect Park West at a Community Board 6 meeting on Thursday night, reports The Brooklyn Paper. The move would eliminate one lane of car traffic, something that advocates claim would have ancillary safety benefits. "Prospect Park West needs traffic calming, and it needs to be more accommodating to all users," said Joshua Benson, DOT’s bike program coordinator; only a few parking spaces would be lost. Unlike the traffic reduction measure for the park that is being vociferously opposed by Community Board 7, the bike lane proposal has the support of both CB6 and Transportation Alternatives. "It’s a pretty good package," said TA's Wiley Norvell. “You get safer access to the park — and the chance to put in an innovative bike lane in one of the densest cycling communities in the city.”
City Rolls Out Two-Way Bike Lane on PPW [Brooklyn Paper]

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