Rewind: The Taming and Reclaiming of Prospect Park West

It’s been nearly a year since we first ran Robin Urban Smith’s Streetfilm on the Prospect Park West redesign. A lot has happened since then, but the lane is working as well as ever and I can’t think of a better way to wrap up this important day for NYC street safety policy than to have another look at this video of DOT’s work in action.

After the jump, a reminder of Prospect Park West’s prior incarnation as a three-lane speedway…

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This Week: Prospect Park West, Daylighting, Budget Hearings

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The Community Board 6 showdown over the Prospect Park West bike lane is almost certainly the biggest event of the week, as the incredible attention the safety-enhancing street redesign has received has made it a proxy battle for bike and pedestrian improvements citywide. But there’s plenty more on tap. Tonight: DOT presents its plan to […]

The Case for a Two-Way Protected Bike Lane on Plaza Street

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Cross-posted from Brooklyn Spoke. In April 2010, DOT proposed an overhaul of the chaotic and dangerous Grand Army Plaza to include two-way protected bike lanes on Plaza Street East and West. (Plaza Street is not the high-speed roadway around the arch and fountain, but rather the less trafficked outer roadways, which already have one-way buffered […]