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Even Critics of Prospect Park West Lane Don’t Buy the “Unsafe” Argument

The Park Slope Patch (an AOL publication, for what it's worth) did a few word-on-the-street interviews on Prospect Park West, asking passersby what they think about the bike lane. Not everyone they talked to thinks the lane is needed -- it's about 50-50, giving critics a disproportionate say relative to their numbers. But note that even the guy who calls the lane "stupid" thinks the NBBL-conjured safety criticism is hogwash.

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