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Eyes on the Street: Marcia Kramer’s Worst Nightmare

ppw_striping.jpgPhoto: Joanna Oltman Smith

Via Brownstoner, here's the freshly-striped buffer for the Prospect Park West bike lane. The two-way protected path is finally arriving, more than a year after the local community board voted for it. In the meantime, the project has met with loud protestations from the borough president, at least two withering TV news reports giving credence to the anti-bike lane opposition, and some finger-wagging from the Brooklyn Paper editorial page.

So, Marcia Kramer and Marty Markowitz won't have the last word on this one. We tip our cap to the local activists -- especially the folks at Park Slope Neighbors -- who showed that there's a deep reservoir of support for calming traffic on PPW and creating a safer street for cyclists and pedestrians. This is going to look even better after the Grand Army Plaza makeover that DOT has on tap for later this year.

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