New Bike Lanes Won’t Leave Room for Escalade Double-Parking!

Across the Park, a blog dedicated to Brooklyn’s Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood, notes the striping of new bike lanes on Lincoln Road and Maple Street, just to the east of Prospect Park. We assume that this is meant to be read with an ironic tone, though, you really never know in Brooklyn these days:

Someone drew a new bike lane on Lincoln Road We assume that DOT did it, but it could just as easily have been some bicycling hoodlums seeking to inconvenience us. Yes – inconvenience. Lincoln Road is prime for double-parking, stereo-blasting and general nefarious loitering. With the bike lane taking up 25% of the street’s width, it will be impossible for us to leave enough room to the left of our Escalade for through traffic. Why?

The new Lincoln-Maple bike lanes connect Central Brooklyn to Prospect Park and then on to the Red Hook waterfront via Park Slope’s "controversial" 9th Street bike lane, which is slated to be striped next month over some residents’ objections. Ultimately, DOT plans for the Lincoln and Maple bike lanes to be part of a waterfront-to-waterfront bike route, linking Jamaica Bay to Red Hook.

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