Prospect Park West Bike Lane Improvements Get Unanimous Approval from Community Board

03/18/2011 12:01 PM |


Despite a few Prospect Park West co-op dwellers’ best shit-stirring efforts, Park Slope residents have come out overwhelmingly in favor of the two-way bike lane on the formerly dangerous street, and Streetsblog reports that last night Community Board 6’s transportation and public safety committees approved the Department of Transportation’s proposed improvements to the bike lanes by a unanimous vote.

Those improvements to the lane recommended by the DoT include raised pedestrian islands at intersections, rumble strips in the bike lane near crosswalks, modifying loading zones at 9th Street and narrowing the lanes’ buffer near Grand Army Plaza. The CB6 committees added a couple more recommendations, like conducting a more robust, three-year survey of accidents and injuries along Prospect Park West to offer a more thorough platform for evaluation than the DoT’s muchdisputed six month report.

Just another set of gestures overwhelmingly in favor of a lane that some entitled richers want (re)moved.