At yesterday’s day of action on Prospect Park West, one contention from the opposition especially didn’t sit well with everyone who turned out to support the redesigned, traffic-calmed street. With hundreds of bike lane supporters gathered on the sidewalk a few feet away, Borough President Marty Markowitz’s chief of staff, Carlo Scissura, told the assembled […]
Yesterday was the first day of a car-free evening rush hour on Prospect Park’s East Drive. Car-Free Park advocates and Transportation Alternatives members manned the barricades at the Park Circle entrance, reminiscing over more than a dozen years of activism and organizing. That’s StreetFilms’ Clarence Eckerson holding the "Thank you DOT" sign above. Below, T.A.’s […]
Cross-posted from Brooklyn Spoke I’m not one for conspiracy theories. 9/11 was not an inside job, Oswald acted alone, the Moon landing was real, and Elvis is still dead. When it comes to all of the bike lane hate that seems to be spewing forth from various corners of this city, and Brooklyn in particular, […]
The Prospect Park West protected bike lane has now been — unofficially! — renamed for the activist who started it all off.
Update: The Daily News reports that Klein will be introducing legislation by the end of the week to lower speed limits to 25 mph only on streets with two lanes or less. Streets with more than two lanes would remain at 30 mph, and the local community board would be required to make a request for a […]
State Senator Tony Avella is opposed to legislation that would lower the default speed limit in NYC to 20 miles per hour. He’s also against lowering the speed limit to 25 mph on Northern Boulevard — where drivers have killed at least seven pedestrians, including two young kids, since 2010. That’s supposed to happen this […]