Tonight: Support Brooklyn Greenway and Safe Cycling at Kent Ave Meeting
If you care about safe biking in Williamsburg and Greenpoint and you’d like to see the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway eventually reach completion, you’ll want to show up at tonight’s Brooklyn CB1 transportation meeting. The Kent Avenue bike lane is item number one on the agenda.
DOT representatives will be presenting their plan to address traffic changes caused by the new one-way vehicular flow on Kent. The new design establishes the greenway footprint and re-establishes on-street parking and loading zones. No new truck routes have been created, though southbound truck traffic will travel differently than before. Plenty can be done to mitigate the truck traffic changes, but there’s a lot of hearsay and misinformation floating around. You can be sure that some North Williamsburg residents living close to those designated truck routes will be there tonight, and they’ll be loud. A show of support for safe cycling would give a big boost to this important link in the city’s bike network.
The meeting gets started at 6:30 (sorry about the late notice) at 807 Manhattan Avenue — the entrance is on Calyer Street.