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Santa brings NIMBY bike lane haters a present.

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and opened up their new bikes that Santa delivered.

(Photo’s from bike nashbar’s facebook page)

A few crotchety rich neighbors who would rather put their own personal gripes forward then think about the safety of their neighborhood and overall health of the community were rewarded [...]

Aaron Naparstek on Brooklyn Politics Podcast

Check out this great interview with streetsblog.org creator and blogger, Aaron Naparstek, on Brooklynpolitics.com.

Aaron does an informative job of explaining the recent controversy behind the Prospect Park West bike lane and the basics behind the Department of Transportation pushing a more bike friendly agenda with NYC’s streets.

Find our more, here. [...]

Family bike ride Prospect Park West bike lane.

Here is a fun family event to support the Prospect Park West bike lane:

When: Sunday, April 10 · 10:30am – 1:30pm Where: Grand Army Plaza Kids and parents: Show your support for the new Prospect Park West bike path by riding it as a family this Sunday, April 10!

Supported by: Ride [...]

backlash and crackdown crackups

Here is the latest on the growing pains of trying to make a car culture obsessed privileged class city a little more bike friendly.

First up, Brooklyn’s own lightning rod of controversy, the Prospect Park West bike lane. (Insert a thunder clap and a frightened horse squel like when mentioning Frau Blucher)

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Wrap up from last nights CB6 Hearing

Last night I attended the CB6 hearing on the Prospect Park West bike lane. Once again there was overwhelming support, with hundreds of local residents in attendance to, once again be heard that they like this bike lane and it has improved safety.

Brooklyn resident bicycle blogger: Brooklynspoke has an excellent recap of [...]

PPW bike lane lawsuit news roundup

The big news yesterday was the decision of a small group of neighbors with some big lawyers and powerful politicians backing them, suing over a bike lane on Prospect Park West.

Here is a quick news round up.

“Lawsuit Seeks to Erase Bike Lane in New York City,” New York Times.

“Opponents Sue [...]

Bike lanes are not experiments. Lets be heard!

Time to get involved and make our voices heard that we want sustainable, safer infrastructure for bicycles in NYC. This means telling local politicians and our community boards that they should get with the program instead of bringing out their “Big Gun” Lawyers.

Community Board 6 which covers Cobble Hill, Prospect Park and [...]