Last week a lawsuit brought against the city’s Department of Transportation over its community-approved Prospect Park West bike lane was dismissed by Brooklyn’s Supreme Court. But the anti-bike lane group won’t let one case’s dismissal keep them from filing another lawsuit seeking the two-way Prospect Park West lane’s removal.
Before the case could proceed to the matter of how safe or unsafe the bike lane that the Department of Transportation installed last year is, the plaintiffs had to prove that the lane was first implemented as a temporary test. If it were a permanent street modification, as it was, their period to prosecute had expired long ago, hence the case was dismissed. But, the Brooklyn Paper reports that “Neighbors for Better Bike Lanes” lawyer Jim Walden has already sent the city a letter expressing the group’s intent to sue again if the lane is not removed.
In response to Department of Transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan’s comment that the just-dismissed suit was “frivolous,” Walden responded with what is either a hilarious typo, or an attack on her taste in interior decoration: “We intend to address the condescension and high-handed manor in which she has dealt with this case.”