Bike Lane Debate

2010_1_bikelanedebate(Cyclist/Messenger Heather Loop {far left} engages in a debate about Bedford Avenue Bike Lane removal at Pete’s Candy Store in Greenpoint, Monday Night–photo by: (Gothamist/Ben Muessig)

I missed this debate on Monday in Greenpoint but there was some good coverage of it.

In the on-going discussions of the Bedford Ave bike lane removal, there was a gathering of community leaders, cyclists and alternative transportation advocates to try and get to the bottom of things.

Gothamist ran this story:

Hotly-anticipated peace talks between supporters and opponents of the recently-erased Bedford Avenue bicycle lane fell short last night when both parties left a discussion at Pete’s Candy Store in Williamsburg with the same seemingly irreparable differences that they brought to the table. Supporters of the Bedford Avenue lane insisted that a biking path on Brooklyn’s longest road is necessary for both transportation and safety, while a community activist representing South Williamsburg’s Hasidic Jewish residents expressed concerns about dangerous biking etiquette.

Here’s a video with excerpts from the discussion:

Read the rest here.

also covered by Streetsblog’s own Noah Kazis.

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