Important Meeting for Livable Streets Advocates

Brooklyn Community Board 6‘s transportation committee will hear presentations and community input on the following items: 

  • Presentation
    and discussion of a proposal by the Department of Transportation for
    improvements designed to enhance pedestrian mobility, access and
    comfort at the Grand Army Plaza.
  • Presentation by the Department of Transportation of a plan to install two-way Class II bicycle lanes and roadway markings for left-turn turning lanes along 9th Street between 3rd Avenue and Prospect Park West.
  • Presentation by the Department of Transportation of a plan to install Class III bicycle routes in Red Hook.
  • Discussion and consideration of the Department of Transportation’s investigation into the installation of a speed hump on Columbia Street between Halleck Street and the Gowanus Bay.

As is always the case with bike lane projects — and maybe more so in this case — there will be community opposition to this plan. Noah Budnick from Transportation Alternatives urges advocates to attend and express their support.

Brooklyn Community Board 6’s Transportation Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 29th, 2007, 6:30 pm

Old First Reformed Church

729 Carroll St.
(at Seventh Av.)
Brooklyn

  • da

    By way of preparation… what sorts of arguments are likely to be advanced in opposition to the bike lanes?

  • Anyone know the details of the Grand Army Plaza proposal?

  • Mitch

    If possible, I don’t think a two-way bike lane is a good idea, if the lane runs next to a street with frequent intersections.

    It’s better to have one-way lanes on either side of the street. If auto traffic is one-way, then one of the lanes will be contra-flow, but that’s preferable to a two-way class II bike lane.

  • 9th St. is ripe for bike lanes – I use it all the time and am forced to ride out in the traffic. That works OK for me because I am a strong rider and can hold my own, but that’s really inappropriate for most casual riders.

    I’ll try to be there…

  • I really hope you can make it, Ian. Your experience in the Houston Street bike lane debate will be very valuable here.

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