Sunday: Moms, Dads and Kids Ride the Prospect Park West Bike Lane

If you read the Streetsblog headlines every morning, you already know there’s a family ride happening this Sunday on the Prospect Park West bike lane. Here are the details straight from the organizers if you’d like to participate:

Kids and parents: Show your support for the new Prospect Park West bike path by riding it as a family this Sunday, April 10!

Families and friends of the new Prospect Park West will be gathering at Grand Army Plaza at 10:30 a.m and getting some cool free t-shirts. Starting at 11 a.m. we’ll be riding (and walking) the entire length of the bike path to the Bartel-Pritchard entrance of Prospect Park at 15th Street.

At the end of the ride there will be cupcakes from Blue Sky Bakery and more from our bike shop sponsors Bicycle Habitat and Ride Brooklyn.

Volunteers from Transportation Alternatives will be stationed along the route to keep the ride safe and hopefully free of skinned knees.

It should be a lovely day, a great ride or walk for everyone and an important opportunity to celebrate safe, family-friendly streets for Brooklyn.

RSVP at the “We Ride the Lanes” Facebook page (which has been acting a little balky, so try again in ten minutes if you run into problems).

  • NBBLing

    First you removed a lane of empty asphalt from our beautiful street, and replaced it with a bike lane.

    Now you’re filling up the bike lane with families and children

    Where will it all end? Haven’t we suffered enough?

  • Lois Carsbad

    This is yet another example of radical bike lane radicals tipping off cyclists to inflate DOT counts. Marty Markowitz was right!

  • Ty

    They must be shipping in people from Copenhagen because no one in Brooklyn supports this horror show of a death trap!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I got yelled at by some people in a Subaru while I was taking pictures of the ride from the pedestrian island. “We hate the bike lane–this used to be such a beautiful street.” Sorry children and families–you’re ruining the view. Also: down with puppies and kittens.

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