The main goal of a new two-phase bike lane plan
for Flushing Avenue approved by Community Board 2 Transportation and Public Safety Committee on Tuesday is to make the stretch between Navy Street and Williamsburg safe for cyclists while not impeding the area's industrial activity too too much. The stretch of the proposed Brooklyn waterfront greenway from Sunset Park to Greenpoint that runs along Flushing near the Brooklyn Navy Yard is crucial to connecting the Dumbo/Downtown section to Williamsburg. The new plan will see the addition of buffered bike lanes in both directions (as rendered above) and the removal of the north side parking lane in the next couple months. A more ambitious second phase will involve widening the sidewalk, a two-way bike lane and two-way traffic (as opposed to a previous proposal
), which will take an estimated 2-4 years to construct. Check that plan out after the jump.