Cops busting cyclists on Domino Park’s River Street

July 24, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Domino Park. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane
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The recently opened Domino Park on the Williamsburg waterfront, part of Two Trees’ Domino mega-development, has many attractive features, but the access road adjacent to the park is reportedly creating problems for several bicyclists. River Street, which runs from North Third to South Fifth streets, is a one-way street with no bike lane, according to Gothamist.

Not only that, but local police have been issuing tickets to bicyclists who were riding the wrong way. One cyclist whose run-in was caught on film told Gothamist that he was unaware that the road was a one-way thoroughfare. He also said that on his way out of the park, he saw two other cyclists getting tickets as well.

“I think the officer recognized that this is not a clearly marked location, which is why so many cyclists are entering the park there, and he is using it to his advantage to hand out tickets,” he said.

A spokesperson for the city Department of Transportation said River Street is a private street, and the developer is responsible for its configuration and circulation.

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A Two Trees spokesperson said in an email that, “There’s always a learning curve with the opening of a brand new street, and we are working hand-in-hand with NYPD to educate drivers, pedestrians and cyclists about traffic flow and ensure that it is safe for everyone.”


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