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PPW protest a success, for the bikers

Not sure the angry residents and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz were expecting to be out numbered in their “call to action” against an already created bike lane on Prospect Park West this morning.

According to a number of reports on twitter and one on Streetsblog.org. It seemed like more people came out in support of the bike lane then those against, even with it being at 8:00am in the morning.

Here is a report from Streetsblog’s own Ben Fried, who was on the scene this morning.

Hundreds Rally In Support of Prospect Park West Bike Lane
by Ben Fried on October 21, 2010

Hundreds of Brooklynites gathered this morning at Grand Army Plaza to show their support for the redesigned Prospect Park West. They made a statement that should be hard for elected officials and the press to miss: Most people who live in the neighborhoods near PPW like biking and walking on the new, traffic-calmed street and don’t want to see those changes taken away.

Read more here.
A couple reports off twitter:



NoNeck, who I follow on twitter under the hashtag #bikenyc, put up this quick video:

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