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Opposition Brewing to DOT’s Proposal for 9th Street Bike Lanes

11:47 AM EDT on March 29, 2007

Tonight, 6:30 pm at Old First Church on 7th Avenue and Carroll Street, the transportation committee of Brooklyn Community Board 6 hosts a blockbuster follow-up meeting to the "One-Way? No Way!" extravaganza of March 15.

While I haven't managed to get a look at DOT's proposal, we know a few things about it: It will include some pedestrian improvements at Grand
Army Plaza, new bike lanes for Red Hook and a new design for 9th Street.
The Grand Army Plaza changes, supposedly, include some of the
improvements that the community has been advocating via the Grand Army
Plaza Coalition
. The Red Hook bike lanes
sound pretty straightforward. As for 9th Street, DOT wants to do the following:

    • Install two bike lanes heading in each direction.
    • Stripe a median down the middle of the street with left-turn bays for cars at the intersections.
    • Eliminate one travel lane in each direction.

Not surprising -- it's Brooklyn, folks! -- there is some opposition brewing to the 9th Street changes, the bike lanes in particular. Below is a discussion thread I found on the Brooklynian web site. Fans of will have to wrap their heads around the idea that their bike lanes are actually blocking motorists ability to double-park. Is it only a matter of time before someone starts

Ninth Street Residents and Businesses

The Mar. 29, 2007 meeting of the Transportation Committee of CommunityBoard 6 will discuss adding a painted centerlane (similar to Prospect ParkSW) for left turns, AND bicycle lanes.

That will mean there will be only one lane for driving, and NOability to stop your car to drop off/pick up at anytime because youwill be blocking the bike lanes.

Please come out to the meeting to voice your opinion/opposition to these changes

Transportation Committee ofCommunity Board SixMar. 29, 20076:30 PM

Old First Reformed Church729 Carroll Street(Corner of 7th Avenue)

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