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Revised Kent Ave Plan Extends Bike Route to Flushing Ave

kent_ave.jpgImage: NYCDOT

Here's a look at the revised and extended route proposed for the Kent Avenue bike path. Currently the bike lane runs from Quay Street to Clymer Street. As you can see in this map from DOT's project presentation [PDF], the new route would continue several blocks further south, to Flushing Avenue.

The other big difference: Kent's existing Class 2 bike lane would become a two-way, physically-protected route. With auto traffic on Kent converted to one-way flow, this enables the return of on-street parking and loading zones, which bike lane foes had clamored for.

DOT unveiled the proposal at a forum on Wednesday, and the Brooklyn Paper reports that at least one vocal opponent of the bike lanes, Leo Moskowitz, has been won over.

The re-routing of a truck route across a few blocks of north Williamsburg, however, has aroused opposition from new quarters. So, at least for a few more months, we might get to see this all-time classic photo continue to grace the web pages of the Brooklyn Paper.

Follow the jump for a rendering of the proposed Kent Street geometry.


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