Judge Rejects Delay Attempt By PPW Bike Lane Opponents

Jim Walden and the bike lane opponents have failed in another effort to reshuffle the court’s schedule to gain a legal advantage in their fight against the Prospect Park West lawsuit.

Yesterday, as Transportation Nation’s Kate Hinds reported, Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Bert Bunyan denied a request by Walden to put off a July court hearing until September. The next court date remains July 20.

The attempt to postpone the July court appearance was always on shaky ground. Walden’s argument for delay, which he said was needed in order to obtain more information under the Freedom of Information Law, rested largely on a New York Times article that at no point mentioned the Prospect Park West bike lane.

  • Peter Prospect Parker

    Next up: Iris Weinshall, Louise Hainline, and Norman Steisel will sue Jim Walden for his legal theatrics.

  • Peter Prospect Parker

    Next up: Iris Weinshall, Louise Hainline, and Norman Steisel will sue Jim Walden for his legal theatrics.

  • Anonymous

    I’m still pessimistic about this. The PPW lane is so great that I have a hard time imagining it not being taken away by a small clutch of myopic, privileged hypocrites. They’ve got the rest of our country, after all.

  • Anonymous

    From what I understand they don’t really have a case.  If it gets taken away it will be because the new mayor puts in a new head of DOT.

  • Perry Masonic

    Next up: Jim Walden suing anonymous commenters like Peter Prospect Parker and the blogs that allow them to publish. Seriously. Count on it. These people are deeply petty, vindictive and pretty much out of their minds over…. a bike lane!

  • Anonymous

    Seriously: if these people have their purpose in life suddenly taken away they’re going to need something to do.  Idle hands, as they say.  Now would be a good time to give them something productive opposed to destructive to work on.  Can they be appointed to some posts or something that will make them feel important but won’t decrease public safety?

  • Kevin

    Right now Iris & co. are figuratively suing the community and their neighbors.  Let’s see how well it goes over when the millionaires of 9 PPW literally sue the hard working, honest community members who have made the neighborhood safer and who fought back against the dishonest tactics of the bike lane haters. 

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