Tonight: Support Brooklyn Greenway and Safe Cycling at Kent Ave Meeting

If you care about safe biking in Williamsburg and Greenpoint and you’d like to see the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway eventually reach completion, you’ll want to show up at tonight’s Brooklyn CB1 transportation meeting. The Kent Avenue bike lane is item number one on the agenda.

DOT representatives will be presenting their plan to address traffic changes caused by the new one-way vehicular flow on Kent. The new design establishes the greenway footprint and re-establishes on-street parking and loading zones. No new truck routes have been created, though southbound truck traffic will travel differently than before. Plenty can be done to mitigate the truck traffic changes, but there’s a lot of hearsay and misinformation floating around. You can be sure that some North Williamsburg residents living close to those designated truck routes will be there tonight, and they’ll be loud. A show of support for safe cycling would give a big boost to this important link in the city’s bike network.

The meeting gets started at 6:30 (sorry about the late notice) at 807 Manhattan Avenue — the entrance is on Calyer Street.

  • nobody

    Please come and show your support!

    I see that the DOT already loves the new lanes 😉

    http://nyc.mybikelane.com/post/index/10121

  • nobody

    CORRECTION: these are DOB, not DOT vehicles. Sorry DOT!

  • Valaire

    Same difference. Kick backs , payoffs , and malfeasance is as rife in the DOT as the DoB.
    Congratulations myopic nut bags. Hope the first fatality is one of yours. Then maybe you will get a clue that this is a bad design. You getting your way doesn’t make it safe.

  • mike

    Wow Valaire, that’s a pretty harsh and ridiculous comment. It makes Kent Ave bike lane opponents look pretty kooky, and even though I support the lane, I know that the opponents have some points. But you’re just making it more difficult to have a dialogue by your wishing death on DOT employees.

    Nice job.

  • Redeapedestrian

    This change dumps all south bound Kent traffic on to Wythe, past 2 schools, 2 preschools and 2 playgrounds. If you are against this change, please sign the petition and tell the DOT what you think:

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/keep-kent-avenue-2-ways

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