This Week: Traffic-Calming on PPW, Hobnobbing With RPA

It’s the busiest week of the year so far, starting with tonight’s big Brooklyn event. The RPA’s annual big to-do is Friday, followed by a full slate of Saturday happenings.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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Its fresh green paint is already bringing relief to car-free commuters, but that hasn’t stopped anonymous opponents of a safer Prospect Park West from continuing to spread anti-cyclist tripe of the kind pictured above. Though no names or contact information have to our knowledge accompanied any of these fliers, local media can’t resist piling on, […]

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While parents and kids were out celebrating three years of safe, all-ages cycling at the Prospect Park West Family Bike Ride last week, the remnants of NBBL were apparently scouring their Rolodex for media contacts who still take them seriously. A short item from Post columnist David Seifman notes that unidentified “critics” of the PPW […]

DOT to Present Two-Way Protected Bike Path for PPW Tonight

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Tonight, at a transportation committee meeting of Brooklyn Community Board 6, DOT will present plans for a two-way protected bike path along Prospect Park West, from Union Street to Bartel Pritchard Square. The proposal would reduce the number of traffic lanes on the high-speed thoroughfare from three to two, according to the meeting agenda. Not […]

Tonight: Support the New PPW and Stand Up for Safer Streets

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At tonight’s Brooklyn Community Board 6 meeting, NYC DOT will present its final report on the re-designed Prospect Park West. The Brooklyn Paper has the latest safety stats from the city, and they show what one would expect from a project that has substantially reduced speeding: crashes and injuries are down across the board. From […]

Judge Dismisses PPW Bike Lane Lawsuit: Open Thread

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Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Bert Bunyan has ruled in favor of the city in the Prospect Park West bike lane case, dismissing the plaintiffs’ lawsuit on the grounds that they did not file before the statute of limitations had run out. We will have more for you tomorrow, Streetsblog readers. If you care to peruse […]