Prospect Park’s Bicycle Problem, Back to Square One

02/27/2012 3:41 PM |


The orange barrels placed at a dangerous turn in Prospect Park where two pedestrians were injured by cyclists were removed last month by park officials, the Brooklyn Paper reports, because of “anticipated snow removal” needs. But before putting them back, or doing anything else, the city is asking park users for their opinions about how to keep traffic moving safely; tomorrow evening, there’ll be a public meeting at the Picnic House.

Cyclists had criticized the barrels because they narrowed the bike lane, making it harder for them to maneuver and avoid potential collisions; and also because it obstructed their view. Possible solutions that have been suggested include bicycle speed-bumps, closing the park to automobile traffic (YES PLEASE), and correcting confusing instructions to cyclists.