Plaza Street Bike Lane Back on Track

April 5, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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A two-way bike lane on Plaza Street might be due for a second coming. The plan, originally part of last year’s redesign of Grand Army Plaza, was shelved amid the hysteria over Prospect Park West’s two-way protected bike lane. It is due to be presented again at an upcoming meeting of two community board transportation committees.

According to the Department of Transportation, the plan is back on the table and is due to be presented at an upcoming joint meeting of the transportation committees of Community Boards 6 and 8. A DOT spokesperson wouldn’t elaborate on the designs — specifically, whether or not the designs involve protected lanes that, like Prospect Park West, include a row of parked cars to buffer between bicycle and car traffic.

Given past presentations, DOT will likely present both options. The lane would be a crucial connection to the area’s growing bike lane network, and would provide safer access to Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Public Library, the Greenmarket and PPW itself.

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The joint CB6 and CB8 transportation committee meeting will be on April 19th at 1 Prospect Park West.

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