Tillary Street: Bike Lane or Parking Space?

Guess what Transportation Alternatives’ Brooke DuBose and Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson found in Downtown Brooklyn’s physically-separated bike lane on Tillary Street this morning? Cars and trucks, of course. Four of them driving, parking or unloading in the "protected" bike lane in just ten minutes of filming. Streetsbloggers who have been debating bike lane design and enjoying Bollard Porn, will appreciate Clarence’s video:

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