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The latest from NY Times on PPW bike lane protest

Here is an article from Bicycle Journalist, J. David Goodman from the New York Times:

Dueling Protests Over a Brooklyn Bike Lane
By J. DAVID GOODMAN
October 21, 2010, 12:18 pm
New York Times-City Room Blog

(photo by: C.S. Muncy for The New York Times)
Photo caption: New Yorkers both for and against bike lanes in the city attended dueling rallies at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn.
Article:

Along Prospect Park West on Thursday morning, there was much ado about a green stripe of paint.

Before most residents had to be at work, dueling protests between supporters and opponents of the boulevard’s new separated bike lane massed in rival camps, hoisting signs and chanting slogans. If it wasn’t quite a merry war — each group was far too polite, and there were far too many cameras blazing — the close proximity of the two parties provided ample theater.

A steady drumbeat of media attention set the stage for what appeared to be the largest gathering of opponents to a bike lane yet. The rally attracted mostly those who lived in the immediate vicinity of the Prospect Park West bike lane, which has been a source of neighborhood controversy since it was installed over the summer. The protest dwarfed a similar one last week in Manhattan over new lanes along First and Second Avenues.

Read the rest of the article here.

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